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HTC U11 Plus Specifications, Price, And Release Date

Akshay Mhatre

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HTC U11 Plus launch

HTC has finally stepped into the modern design era with their HTC U11 plus, the phone is the bigger brother of HTC U11, and is packing an extra punch and that cool looking 18:9 aspect ratio display, that everyone is doing nowadays. The major specs remain the same, but there are some differences we’ll talk about them, here in this post.

The U11 Plus now gets a larger 3930mAh battery which is a significant bump from the regular version which just had a 3000 mAh pack. Apart from that, the main attraction here is the new 18:9 display which measures 6.0-inch at a 1440×2880 resolution, it’s a Super LCD panel(fancy name for a bright LCD). However, with a software update the HTCU 11 Plus will also start supporting the HDR10 display property; all of this in the same package as the U11.

HTC U11 Plus

Image Courtesy: gsmarena .com

So, this thing is genuinely on steroids. However, the corners of the display on the HTC U11 Plus are not curved like other 18:9 panels, which from a distance doesn’t make it seem like it has those bezel-free panels, and the screen-to-body ratio is also a healthy 82%.

Still here’s no wireless charging and if you’re wondering what’s that alien looking coil on that translucent version, well its just an NFC antenna, nothing related to wireless charging here. Moreover, it also misses on the headphone jack, but fortunately has a micro-sd card slot, phew! Other, little improvements include now its IP68 certified, while the regular U11 was just IP67, giving the U11 Plus more confidence to play in water and dust. A 30% louder audio sound, both via earphones and the through the speaker. The HTC U11 PLUS ships with Android Oreo pre-installed, yes, you heard it right the Oreo 8.0 is here.

 

HTC U11 Plus squeeze

Image shows the squeeze gimmick triggering the side-scrolling menu, Image Courtesy: theverge .com

While rest of the stuff is the same, such as the squeeze functionality is here which BTW now opens up a Galaxy Note 8 like circular scrolling menu.

The HTCU 11 Specs

Display

6.00-inch 1440 x 2880 pixels (~537 ppi pixel density)
Display Properties

Super LCD, HRD10 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)
Processor
Architecture

Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) with Adreno 540 GPU
RAM 4 GB/6GB RAM
Storage64GB/128GB
SD card slotExpandable up to 2TB via micro SD card
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Protection ratingsIP68
Sensors

Accelerometer,Compass, Proximity sensor, Gyro
Weight188g
Connectivity4G LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS- GLONASS
Primary Camera

12 MP(Ultra-pixel), f/1.7, OIS+EIS, phase detection AF), LED flash
Secondary Camera8 MP wide-angle
Battery Capacity3930 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Charging Time0-45% in 25 minutes fast charging, 0-100 1:20 hr
Battery Life1 day on light-moderate usage
Screen-on Time5-6 hours
Colors

Dark Silver, Translucent, Blue
Price

799 Euros
AvailabilityComing Soon

The HTC U11 Plus comes to Europe with a hefty price tag of €799, while there’s no information when it will launch in the states or elsewhere. Stay, tuned for more on the HTC U11 Plus as we hear the US and International pricing later in coming weeks.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Author who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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