HTC launches HTC U11 Plus, A Brilliant Smartphone with Solid Performance, Great Camera, Improved Battery and Gorgeous Design

HTC launches HTC U11 Plus, A Brilliant Smartphone with Solid Performance, Great Camera, Improved Battery and Gorgeous Design

The HTC U11 Plus mobile features a 6″ (15.24 cm) display and runs on Android v8.0 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by a Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4000 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 12 MP camera.

The HTC U11 Plus looks just like the U11, only a little taller. Its liquid surface is just as mesmerizing as before and just as hungry for fingerprints. It is an online exclusive, and pretty obviously a nerd-only option, which will be available in January or February 2018. The main color will be Ceramic Black, which will be available in Europe in late November or early December starting at 799 Euros.

The new screen size and 18:9 aspect ratio might lead you to think this is another of those ill-fated LG Display OLED panels, but HTC is still using the same LCD technology as in the U11, and the U11 Plus presents sharp and vibrant images. The slimmed-down bezels aren’t in the same class as Samsung and LG’s extreme Galaxy S8 and V30 designs, but they’re certainly the thinnest HTC has done for a very long time. You would have to go back to the immortal HTC HD2 for an HTC phone that felt this lean and stripped down to its essentials. The screen-to-body ratio of the U11 Plus is a laudable 82 percent. The resolution of 2880 x 1440 is a direct match to LG’s G6 and V30, and HTC also promises future support for HDR10 video via a software update.

HTC found it to be one of the longest-lasting, most-reliable Android smartphones of its generation, and that was with a 3,000mAh battery. The U11 Plus packs 3,930mAh battery and it is an extra 31 percent of juice will do to such a device, even with a larger display. It’s worth dwelling on this upgrade, because the battery is one of the most critically important and, when it’s deficient, most aggravating components of a phone, and HTC has done its utmost to maximize it.

The other major feature that everyone’s been insisting on in 2017; beyond bezel annihilation and charging is waterproofing, and HTC has taken a step forward with the U11 Plus. The company’s new Android flagship is IP68-rated, giving users a higher level of reassurance than the IP67-rated U11. Beyond that, you’re looking at an almost unchanged spec sheet on the inside: Snapdragon 835 processor, the exact same rear camera system as on the U11, and a choice between 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage (the UK will only have the latter).

The U11 Plus supports the latest in wireless audio tech with Bluetooth 5, ’s AptX HD, and ’s LDAC all making it onto the feature list. HTC has made good use of the larger chassis of the U11 Plus by making the new phone’s speakers 30 percent louder than those on the U11. The company has also moved the fingerprint sensor to the back, in the same spot as you’d find it on Google’s phones.

On the software front, both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are supported, and both can be triggered by using HTC’s Edge Sense squeezing action. You can assign one to activate on a light squeeze of the U11 Plus and the other on a stronger squeeze. HTC explained the presence of the two voice assistants as just giving people flexibility: some might like to have Alexa at home and Google while out on the move. Edge Sense has been upgraded to serve as a remappable button in any app of your choosing, and it can do cool things like zoom in on Google Maps or send you straight to your subscription feed when you’ve got YouTube open.


performanceOcta core
display6″ (15.24 cm)
storage128 GB
camera12 MP
battery4000 mAh
ram6 GB
fingerprint sensor positionRear
other sensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensorYes
quick chargingYes
operating systemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
sim slotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
modelU11 Plus
launch dateFebruary 15, 2018 (Unofficial)
sim sizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorYes
chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Adreno 540
processorOcta core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280)
architecture64 bit
ram6 GB
waterproofYes Water resistant, IP68
ruggednessDust proof
display typeS-LCD 5
pixel density537 ppi
screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
screen size6 inches (15.24 cm)
screen resolution1440 x 2880 pixels
touch screenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory128 GB
expandable memoryYes Up to 2 TB
settingsExposure compensation, ISO control
camera featuresDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution8 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisationYes
flashYes Dual LED Flash
video recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps
user replaceableNo
quick chargingYes Quick, v3.0
capacity4000 mAh
wifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi featuresMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes v5.0
usb typecYes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
network support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim sizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available



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