HTC’s latest flagship from the U series, the HTC U11+ has finally arrived in India. Priced at Rs 56,990, the smartphone will be made available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart from February 7.
The HTC U11+ packs a few noticeable upgrades. It has a larger footprint compared to its predecessor with slimmer bezels. The phone features a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixel resolution) 18:9 display with 82 percent screen-to-body ratio. Another alteration is the fingerprint sensor which is now embedded on the rear panel. However, like the U11, it has Liquid Surface finish that gives the phone a colourful sheen when reflected to light. From the front, it looks somewhat similar to the Google’s bigger flagship model, the Pixel 2 XL.
The HTC U11+ packs a slightly bigger 3930mAh battery compared to its U11’s 3000mAh capacity. The phone has IP68-rated water and dust resistance. It includes Active Edge Sense technology that triggers Google and Amazon voice-based assistant. The new HTC Android flagship runs Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense UI skin on top.
The HTC U11+ support wireless audio tech with Bluetooth v5, Qualcomm AptX and Sony LDAC. The speakers on the new phone are claimed to offer 30 percent louder sound than on the HTC U11 (Review). The phone also includes the company’s proprietary USonic active noise cancellation and BoomSound Hi-Fi edition. HTC has put a similar U11 treatment with the Plus version dusting away the 3.5mm headphone jack. It has bundled USB Type-C headphones for a better audio experience.
Other specs on the HTC U11+ remain unchanged that include – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage. It is worthy to note that currently only the 6GB RAM variant is seen listed on Flipkart. In terms of imaging, the phone features a 12-megapixel main camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording capability, and 3D Audio. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel secondary shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree field of view and 1080p video recording. Connectivity options on the phone include- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, NFC, Bluetooth v5, GPS, GLONASS, USB-C 3.1 (first-gen) and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The HTC U11+ will available in one colour shade- Amazing Silver at launch. But a Ceramic Black colour version will hit the shelves soon.