HTC may have desires to further strengthen its smartphone lineup before it closes the year. The company has sent media invites to an event in Taiwan on November 2 where it is widely expected to unveil a new variant of the U11 flagship smartphone that it began selling earlier this year. The invite reads a big "U" at the top, further fuelling the rumours of an unconfirmed U11 handset.
According to reports, HTC appears to be working on at least two different handsets. One of the handset purportedly is the HTC U11 Plus, a new variant of the U11 flagship with improved processor and other hardware modules. The other model is a mid-range device with pure Android software. This variant, reports suggest, will be part of Google's Android One programme.
The supposed Android One handset would be the HTC U11 Life. It is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and 16-megapixel camera sensors on front and back. The phone is expected to come in two variants, with one carrying 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, while the other variant will pack in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. It is expected to be priced at around $400.
The enhanced version of the U11 smartphone, the U11 Plus is expected to feature a 6-inch display with screen resolution of 1440x2880 pixels, managing a 18:9 aspect ratio and near-bezel less design. It is expected to feature the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and IP68 certified body. It is also expected to come in two variants: one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, while the other one featuring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.