HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life show up in a hands-on video

Following various leaks presenting renders andless-flattering photos of the unannounced HTC U11 Plus (or U11+), we can nowsee the smartphone in a hands-on video. Inadvertently publishedby Swiss publication Blick, said video can be watched at the second source link below(unfortunately, we can't embed it in this article).


Thanks to this leaked video, we can take a pretty good lookat the HTC U11 Plus and its 6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixels display with an 18:9aspect ratio. The new phone has thin bezels around its screen, but can't reallystand next to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, or Apple iPhone X, all ofwhich offer superior screen-to-body aspect ratios.


The HTC U11 Plus features a fingerprint scanner on the back,alongside a single main camera. Speaking of the back, this is slightlytransparent, allowing us to see some of the phone's innards - this must be therumored translucent color version of the handset.


Like its predecessor (U11), the HTC U11 Plus comes with EdgeSense, letting users squeeze its frames in order to perform various tasks. Thehands-on video shows that HTC enhanced this feature, now providing morecustomization options.  


Besides the high-end U11 Plus, the leaked video also showcasesthe mid-range HTC U11 Life - more exactly, its Android One version, whichshould have cleaner software compared to the model expected to be released inthe US.  


We don't know if this hands-on video will be online formuch longer, so we've snapped some screenshots for you, showing both of HTC'supcoming phones:


The HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life will likely be announced laterthis week, on November 2. Official details about their prices and release datesshould be unveiled then - stay tuned!

sources: Blick (Facebook - video removed), Eventview via Slashleaks

Related phones

  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3930 mAh(25h 3G talk time)
U11 life
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Personally, I'm a fan of the U11+ from this brief look. Sure, the bezels may not be V30 thin, but they're still MUCH thinner than what's come before from HTC, especially the U11. Still, I think the biggest takeaway from this that we should all be happy about is that HTC's going with on-screen keys now! Yay!


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

absolutely. i prefer them keep some small measure of bezel and cram that nearly 4000mAh battery in. besides, have we all become bezel snobs or something? this phone is sleek enough...just put a f/1.6 with OIS/EIS and DPAF and bring OIS and autofocus back to the selfie and this will be a winner

2. redmd

Posts: 1964; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's the step on the right direction but not quite the HTC flagship I hoped for. Price it right HTC.

3. jjface

Posts: 270; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Looks interesting. Bit shiny for me. I hope they improve the camera over the U11.

16. WingMan unregistered

What are you talking about, the U11 takes stellar and detailed photos as it is.

17. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

Good photos..but lack of features...they should learn from LG ...but their image processing is excellent

4. notfair

Posts: 777; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

so U Life "borrows" U11 design and U11+ does not look too great .. Before hating me, I own an U11... peace out

5. haruken

Posts: 311; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

What a random way of leaking, HTC just can't get anything right it seems.

6. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

So another misrepresented product on the 11+

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This phone is gonna be a major problem for mediocre but over priced phones like Pixel 2/ 2 XL. This trend is very good for competition. External design of a phone is very very important in a flagship smartphone. Essential phone $499, U11 $650, OP5 $479. I think well built sexy android flagship phones for reasonable price points will be the next big thing in the phone industry. If the U11 + comes under $750 and OP5T under $600 it'll be even better.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Looking like a solid purchase. HTC is starting to move in the right direction with their flagship line IMO.

11. sockergris

Posts: 58; Member since: May 13, 2017

Where's the 3.5mm jack though

12. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

IMHO, the U11 life looks boring, in contrast to U11+ which looks promising. However, with decent specs, both phones might sell well. Good luck htc!

13. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

FFS on the U11+ plz

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

U11 plus looks much better than I thought it would. U11 life looks promising. It should be a much better Android one phone than the x4.

15. rocker91

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

U11 plus seems like the cancelled htc pixel 2xl. Why did Google choose the LG one over this?

18. Enadhof

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

Probably for the OLED display and maybe LG could produce smaller bezels with front facing speakers. The JDI LCD's are amazing quality LCD panels. I'd prefer an excellent LCD vs an ordinary OLED

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