HTC U11 Life debuts as a smaller, more affordable U11

By | 2nd November 2017
HTC U11 Life official

Along with the HTC U11+, HTC today took the wraps off of a new, more mid-range handset.

The HTC U11 Life features a design similar to the U11 flagship, but in a smaller package. It's got a 5.2-inch 1920x1080 display on its face as well as a front fingerprint reader and 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

Around back there's a second 16-megapixel camera, complete with phase detection autofocus and a pro mode with RAW support. The back of the HTC U11 Life also features a "liquid surface design" similar to what's found on the HTC U11.

Inside the U11 Life's IP67 water resistant body is a Snapdragon 630 processor, a microSD card slot, USB-C, NFC, and a 2600mAh battery. When it comes to RAM and storage, there are two flavors of the HTC U11 Life: one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The HTC U11 Life runs Android 7.1 with HTC's Sense user interface. Like its big U11+ sibling, the U11 Life also comes with Edge Sense, which lets you do things like launch the camera app and snap a photo by squeezing the sides of the phone.

T-Mobile will launch the HTC U11 Life in the U.S. It'll be available tomorrow, November 3rd, at a price of $12 down and $12 per month for 24 months. That works out to a total price of $300.

The HTC U11 Life is also available unlocked from HTC for $349.