Earlier this month, HTC took the wraps off the HTC U11 Life, a brand new Android One device. It comes with vanilla Android, mid-tier specs, and a familiar Liquid Surface design. It’s been a long time since HTC has made a big push into the mid-tier space, but with solid specs and a beautiful design, the U11 Life could be a compelling contender there. We’ve been patiently waiting for HTC to start selling the device, and it looks like today is the day. The phone has begun its rollout across Europe.
As a refresher, the HTC U11 Life comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD card, 16 MP rear and front-facing cameras, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and NFC.
The HTC U11 Life also features a number of features you’d expect to find in much more expensive devices. First off, the phone has an IP67 rating. That means it’s completely protected from dust and immersion in water of up to one meter. It also has sensors built into the side of the device. Much like the flagship HTC U11 from earlier this year or the recently released Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, you can squeeze the sides of the phone to open up Google Assistant.
Notably missing from the HTC U11 Life is a headphone jack.
The device is rolling out to a number of retailers across Europe as we speak. The rollout seems to be gradual with some retailers still showing the device as a pre-order, even though you can add it to your cart and place an order. HTC’s website and Media Mrkt seem to be the best sources to pick one up online, although others retailers are carrying it as well. You can grab yours beginning today for €349.