The Android One series of smartphones looked like they were a doomed project about to shut down soon. However, of late in a sudden burst of releases, Google has revived the series. Reports now indicate that Google and HTC are now working on a new Android One smartphone, HTC’s first such device. The phone will be named HTC U11 Life.
The HTC U11 Life will feature the best of both worlds. Google’s excellence in terms of OS experience and HTC’s innovations in design. HTC U11 Life would be priced in at a more affordable rate and would come with HTC’s Edge Sense technology – the squeezable edges. Moreover, the phone will not come with all the HTC apps and would instead feature Google’s apps to give the users the perfect stock Android experience.
Details about the HTC U11 Life emerged via popular tipster LlabTooFeR who has been known to provide accurate information on HTC Releases in the past. Following his Tweet, Evan Blass too joined the party, as he shared an image of what would be the upcoming HTC U11 Life smartphone.
HTC Ocean_Life will be released under Android One program. It will lose most of the HTC apps and run stock Android O with Sense 9.0_A1.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 13, 2017
Notably, this is the first time HTC is creating an Android One device. There have been talks of HTC being acquired by Google, or of Google investing a substantial amount in the company to help it stay afloat in the markets. HTC has been going through a tough run, with August revenues being their worst performance in 13 years.
Reportedly, the HTC U11 Life would come out into the markets with a 5.2 inched display, along with Edge Sense and would feature 16 MP camera on the back as well as the front. The HTC U11 Life will be powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor. The phone is expected to be a T-Mobile exclusive upon release. Stay tuned with us for more details on the device.