HTC to launch an Android One version of U11 Life (aka Ocean Life)

After rumors revealed Motorola's plans to introduce an Android One smartphone in the United States in the form of a slightly modified X4, we're now being tipped about another major company that has similar plans.

HTC is expected to launch an Android One version of its unreleased HTC U11 Life, also known as Ocean Life. The smartphones will feature similar designs and specs, but the Android One model will come with Android stock on board.

None of the HTC apps will be included on the Android One variant of HTC U11 Life. Moreover, the smartphone will run Android Oreo with Sense 9.0_A1 UI on top.

The image shows the standard HTC U11 Life and the Android One model side by side. As everyone can see, they're the same with the exception of the software that runs inside. Design-wise, the phones have a rather thick chin, but not everyone likes edge-to-edge screens these days, right?

The Ocean Life is supposed to be launched later this year as a mid-range smartphone. It's said to feature a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display, a 16-megapixel rear-facing snap shooter and a no less impressive 16-megapixel camera in the front.

When it comes to hardware, HTC is expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU inside, along with 32GB expandable storage. There's no word on the amount of RAM, but rumor has it the phone is IP67 rated and comes with HTC Usonic earbuds with active noise cancellation.

source: LlabTooFeR, Evan Blass via AndroidAuthority



1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Everyone jumping on Android One train after Xiaomi Mi A1 launch.

2. notfair

Posts: 777; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

i will jump also... either with this HTC or with Xiaomi...

3. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

That is a smart move by HTC. Now no one can complain that the phone does not have stock android. This is good since all manufaturers will probably be making the Android one versions of their high end phones.

4. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I hope this helps htc out..

6. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Nope. They're almost dead in smartphone business. Google has to somehow revive HTC.

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Wish it was 5.5in like Xiaomi.

7. Rocket

Posts: 736; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hoping for an android one galaxy s8 :)

8. NoAllegiance unregistered

But HTC has one of the best UI's. Updates are not slow either. Had this been a heavier skin Iike MiUI I would of understand.

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