HTC could be adding one more member to its U series this year. Earlier last month, reports have suggested that an HTC smartphone under the moniker “Ocean Life” was in the works. While the handset is expected to be a mid-range offering, a report from Android Authority has now said that the HTC Ocean Life will come to the market as HTC U11 Life.
The smartphone is said to be a mini version of the company’s current flagship HTC U11 featuring slightly lower specifications but it will hold similar design language to the U11. While the HTC U11 feature a screen size of 5.5-inch with WQHD 2560×1440 resolution, according to the report the HTC U11 Life will have a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 resolution) display. The phone as seen on the image obtained by Android Authority will feature a front-mounted fingerprint sensor that will double up as a home button. The phone is said to have 16-megapixel sensors both on the front and the back.
Further, the HTC U11 Life will integrate the U11’s notable feature, HTC Edge Sense that allows to squeeze the sides of the phone to open apps. At the heart, the smartphone is said to carry Qualcomm’s latest mobile platform, Snapdragon 630 instead of Snapdragon 660 that was previously rumoured.
The amount of RAM the phone will pack is not known yet, however, it is tipped to offer 32GB of inbuilt storage and support for expandable storage for up to 2TB. The report also says that the device will come with an IP67 rating and bundle HTC USonic earbuds with active noise cancellation. The HTC U11 Life is said to be sold via T-Mobile carrier in the US. There is no mention regarding the price of the upcoming HTC handset, but given that the phone will feature a smaller screen, a slightly low powerful processor compared to Snapdragon 835 SoC (system-on-chip), the all new U11 Life is expected to tag a decent price. The phone is said to launch sometime in late 2017.