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HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?

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HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?
Last month, we told you that HTC was prepping a mid-range handset code-named the HTC Ocean Life. This morning, more speculation about the device has leaked, including the alleged  name of the phone. Reportedly dubbed the HTC U11 Life, the mid-range model will be equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That compares to the 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display that rocks the HTC U11. While initial reports called for the Snapdragon 660 SoC to power the model, it now seems likely that the Snapdragon 630 will be found under the hood. This chipset comes with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 508 GPU.

The 32GB of native storage available on the phone, can be enhanced by the additional 2TB storage capacity available on the handset's microSD slot. A front-facing fingerprint scanner is found embedded in the unit's home button, and Edge Sense will return. The latter allows you to squeeze both sides of the device in order to open apps, enable/disable features, and more. The 16MP rear-facing camera offers phase-detection auto-focus, and a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper will allow you to indulge in your selfie fantasies.

The unit will come with HTC USonic earbuds with active noise cancellation. These ear buds do a great job at shutting out the outside world so it is just you and your music. And with an IP67 certification rating, the phone will be able to handle a submersion to as deep as 3.2 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.

The HTC U11 Life will supposedly be available through T-Mobile in the U.S., and unlocked from HTC's website. For now, we await HTC's official unveiling of the model which should be in the near future.

source: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 07:11 4

1. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

What is it with the names? HTC U Life 11? Why can't HTC come-up with a striking and coherent naming structure? They can't seem to get the simple things right. HTC U 11 or HTC Life 11 woulda been better, IMO.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:04 1

2. libra89 (Posts: 949; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

I would like something like this if it is true and priced right...

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:03 1

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 923; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I really liked What HTC was doing with Boom sound and it's M line of devices. But what killed it for me was their insistence ( Peter Cho's) on the 4 Mp ultra camera and the huge bezels. The software was light and performed amazingly. The sound was incredible and the design and built of the One M7 was magnificent ( even Apple saw that and borrowed the design no doubt about it since the had a patent sharing contract after the whole silly ITC ban thing).

HTC had a chance to execute a undeniable exciting successor in the One M8 but it just did not capitalize on it. Everyone was expecting a better and bigger camera ( at least 12 mp ) but they stuck the same 4 mp camera (with a dual lens setup for depth perception) and a slightly improved design. That's when HTC just seem to be falling apart, IMO, and losing touch with it's users base. To hear the chief complains ( better camera, smaller chin bezel, Better advertising ) by it users and to openly ignore them was a big mistake that has hunted HTC to this day.

Then they Rushed the M9 and fitted it with some terrible 20 or so mp camera and a really Bad SoC ( don't blame them for this but they could have opted for Samsung's Exynos or stood on the previous generation SoC ) Really no new design. Then followed the M10 which completely dump what they were recognized for and their niche - Boom Sound.

it all unraveled with The A7 and the whole naming thing became ridiculous "U Fun."

At this point HTC will really have a serious management shake up or be acquired by LG, Samsung or Google.. I really don't see them surviving much longer. Its ashamed as I really loved HTC.

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