HTC U11 Plus Review and Price
This is HTC definition of a bezel-less smartphone, the HTC U11 Plus. The device is not only classy on the outside, it is powerful on the inside too. It is a follow-up release to the U11 base version. The IP68 certified smartphone is water and dust resistance for up to 30mins in fresh water. HTC opted for a single rear camera for the flagship device, despite most flagships released in 2017 sporting dual rear cameras.
HTC U11 Plus DESIGN
The HTC U11 Plus is a beauty to behold, its designed by an aluminium frame having both front and back glass. It has no physical home button, as the fingerprint sensor is situated at the back. The U11 Plus is available in three colours; Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver and Translucent Black. It measures 158.5×74.9×8.5mm in dimension and weighs just 188g.
HTC U11 Plus DISPLAY
The HTC U11 Plus has a bezel-less screen (78% screen-to-body ratio) just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The smartphone sports a 6-inch Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. The 538 pixel per inch density of the device, will provide an impressive screen display and an amazing viewing experience. The U11 Plus is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
When it comes to Hardware, HTC has always brought their “A Game”, and they didn’t disappoint in this device. It packs the new Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset running at a speed of 2.45GHz Octa-core Kryo. The Graphics Processing Unit on the U11 Plus is the Adreno 540.
In terms of RAM, it comes in two versions, the 4GB RAM/64GB Storage model and the 6GB RAM/128GB Storage model. Although both models are upgradeable to 256GB with microSD. HTC U11 Plus runs on 8.0 Android Oreo with HTC Sense UI.
HTC U11 Plus CAMERA
The U11 Plus houses a 12MP single camera at the back, with phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash. I was really expecting dual rear cameras on the U11 Plus, I guess HTC isn’t ready for that feature yet. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter, for video calls and taking the best single or group selfies.
HTC U11 Plus BATTERY
The HTC U11 Plus is powered by a 39300mAh Non-removable battery. It is equipped with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The HTC U11 Plus is available for pre-order, starting from $849, that’s about N310,000 – N330,000.
Full Specification Of HTC U11 Plus
・Announced: 2017, November 2
・Status: Coming soon. November 2017
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800/1900
・WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900/2100MHz
・LTE: Band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), Band 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), Band 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm
・Color: Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver and Translucent Black.
・Type: Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
・Pixel Density: 538ppi
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-Core 2.4GHz Kyro
・Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
・GPU: Adreno 540
・Card slot: Yes, with microSD 256GB
・Internal: 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM/ 128GB ROM, 6GB RAM
・Flash: Yes, with Dual LED Flash
・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 a,b,g,n,a.c
・Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
・Standby Time: 25h
・Fast Charging: Yes, Quick Charge 3.0