It’s already between us. After a few weeks of intense rumors, the HTC U11+ has already been presented. The renewal of the HTC range topper brings a new design and improved features to the flag. Will that be enough to get you back to the Olympus of smartphones?
It might seem that we are faced with a minor renewal or major pretensions. Nothing could be further from the truth, and this terminal has a couple of surprises in store for us, especially in the price section. Let’s see what the specifications and price of the HTC U11 Plus are.
HTC U11+, these are your specifications
Let’s face it, without the Snapdragon 845, of which we already know its specifications, we won’t see much change here. Specifically, these are the specifications of the HTC U11+.
- Dimensions 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm and weight 188 grams.
5.99-inch screen with 2880 x 1440 pixels resolution in 18:9 format.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, best in class.
4 or 6 GB RAM with 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, expandable with microSD up to 2 TB.
12 MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and 8 MP front camera f/2.0, no double cameras that increase the price and do not achieve the best results.
3930 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 capable of charging at 18 watts with 9V / 2A.
Android 8.0 Oreo as standard.
HTC Sense Edge, Bluetooth 5.0, HTC USonic headset with USB-C, certified with high fidelity sound reproduction.
Design and screen: say goodbye to frames
If there was one thing that characterized HTC, it was the frames of its terminals. No, they weren’t exactly restrained, and this has finally changed. In fact, the HTC U11+ has greatly reduced its frames, both lateral, upper and lower. As a result, we now enjoy a 5.99-inch screen in 18:9 format in measured dimensions.
Due to this reduced number of frames, the fingerprint reader is located at the rear. No, don’t panic, they didn’t copy Samsung, they picked a good place to put it, right under the camera. Just in the back we find one of the surprises of this terminal, and is that one of the colors in which it is available is a translucent black.
Yes, you’ve read well, which means that we’ll be able to see what’s under the mobile phone case. To a certain extent, however, we will not see directly the interior, but we will distinguish some component here and there. However, this design choice is the least interesting.
Hardware and software: small improvements for an excellent result
As we said a few lines ago, we see little difference in hardware, and that is that the HTC 11+ re-runs the Snapdragon 835. It also has 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage, which we can expand with microSD cards up to 2 TB.
Where we do see a big change is in the autonomy section, and that is that the battery capacity increases to 3930 milliamperes. There is no doubt that we will have enough battery power to make it to the end of the day without any problems. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is available for charging, so we’ll be filling the battery in just over an hour.
As for the photography, we won’t see too many changes, and we repeat the configuration that gives us good results in the HTC U11. The main camera is 12 megapixel, with f/1.7 aperture, while the front camera is 8 megapixel, with f/2.0 aperture. Like we said, nothing new around here.
Where we do see something new is in the software, and that is that it will be released with Android 8.0 Oreo. Of course, we will have the Sense UI layer to which we are accustomed HTC. Luckily, this customization layer won’t cloud the Android stock experience too much. Welcome, Oreo!
Price of HTC U11+ in Spain and availability
We come to the most important section, the price. If we have always reproached HTC for its pricing policy, which placed them too high, it has always been the case. It seems that they have learned the lesson and the HTC U11+ will cost 699 euros in Spain, in the 6 GB version of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. What a price!
The terminal will be available for booking from 20 November in some Asian and European countries, forgetting the American market. However, we do not know from what date they will start sending them. We shouldn’t take too long to get our hands on it.