The HTC U11 was certainly the best ever smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer so far. Although the smartphone entered every gossip box with its high-end specs sheet but the higher price tag might be the only flaw that hindered it from being the commercial success. The company has now come up with yet another improved version of U11, naming it the HTC U11 Plus.
HTC U11 Plus Features
Most interestingly, the HTC U11 Plus will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Dual SIM supported smartphone holds an IP68 certification making it dust and water proof up to 1 meter depth for 30 minutes duration.
HTC has introduced a 6-inch QHD+ larger display having aspect ratio of 18:9 for the U1 Plus, sporting HDR video as well. The screen fits in almost the same sized body as the U11 but it’s almost 10% bigger with smaller bezels. However, the fingerprint sensor has now moved to the back besides camera unit.
The U11 Plus packs almost the same internal specifications as the U11; running on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. However, the United Kingdom may see another variant with higher memory combo of 6GB and 128 GB.
The HTC U11 Plus is also equipped with the newest wireless audio features – Bluetooth 5, Sony’s LDAC, and Qualcomm’s AptX HD. The company claims that the speaker units of U11 Plus are 30% louder than those of U11.
Along with the bigger display, the battery is one of the noticeable and major improvements from the HTC U11. The U11 Plus is packed with a 3,930 mAh battery as compared to U11’s 3,000 mAh unit. The U11 Plus supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3 but no wireless charging.
Price and Availability
As we go through the specs sheet of U11 Plus, it becomes evident that with all those premium features the flagship smartphone must carry a higher price tag. And it is true as you’ll have to carry at least €799 (~ PKR 98,700) in your wallet before thinking of U11 Plus. For ULK customers, the U11 Plus will be made available for £699 starting from November 20th.
HTC has not announced the release date for other markets so far. However, the smartphone will be shipped in in three colors; Translucent Black, Ceramic Black and Amazing Silver.
HTC U11 Plus Specifications
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|Display||6-inch Super LCD6 with 1440p (1440 x 2880) resolution, 16M colors (~538 ppi)|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm|
|Design||IP68 certified waterproofing|
|RAM||4 GB/6 GB|
|Internal Storage||64 GB/128 GB|
|Card slot||yes, by up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p, HDR, panorama|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3930mAh|
|Price||€799, £699 (~PKR 98,700)|