HTC today at an online livestream event launched its first bezel-less display smartphone, the HTC U11 Plus. It is the successor to the HTC U11 launched earlier this year. The U11 Plus sports a 6-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels in an 18:9 aspect ratio form factor. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of it and no physical buttons on the display. It is priced at €799 (Approximately Rs. 60,175) in Europe and will be available in select markets around the world.
As for the specifications, the HTC U11 Plus will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM. It will come in two internal storage variants – 64GB and 128GB expandable via microSD card. It runs on Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the company’s own Sense UI on top. Additionally, the smartphone is also missing the 3.5mm audio jack just like its predecessor, the HTC U11. All of this is backed by a 3,930mAh non-removable battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
The HTC U11 Plus comes with IP68 dust and water resistance certification and can go under up to 1.5m of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. The device will be available in three colour options – Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver and Translucent, all of these colours will come with the glossy “Liquid Surface” back design first seen in the U11.
As for the camera, the phone comes with a 12-UltraPixel 3 camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and a dual LED flash. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.0.