HTC U11 Life gets an official Android 8 Oreo update

On Monday, HTC USA started updating its U11 flagship phone to Android 8 Oreo. Today, the company is bringing Oreo to another smartphone - the U11 Life, a new mid-range handset launched in early November with Android 7 Nougat on board.


For now, only the unlocked version of the HTC U11 Life (which works on AT&T and T-Mobile, plus their prepaid brands) is being updated to Android Oreo. The T-Mobile variant of the device is certainly getting Oreo, too, but it's not clear when this will happen.


The U11 Life is HTC's first mid-range phone to come with Edge Sense. Borrowed from the high-end U11, this feature lets you interact with the device just by squeezing it - for example, you can launch the camera app and take photos this way. Edge Sense aside, the HTC U11 Life offers plenty of attractive features (for its price point), including dust- and water-resistance, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, and USonic earbuds in the box.


HTC is selling the U11 Life for $349. At the moment, the smartphone is available in only one color version: Sapphire Blue.  


Source: Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC (Twitter) 

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U11 life
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



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