None of the more popular brands have embraced Android One until now. Xiaomi introduced the Mi A1 in early September, and Motorola announced the Moto X4 would join the program this fall. Those are two recognized brands in different parts of the world; therefore, Google finally did its part in getting Android One to be visible. And it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. HTC, too, is planning a phone that’ll be part of Android One.
The U11 Life, which showed up in a leaked image a few weeks ago, will be the company’s first Android One phone. While details regarding availability are unclear, we’re getting an idea of what to expect. Specifications for the phone have been posted online.
These are the specs provided by LlabTooFeR, who’s a proven source of HTC-related information:
U11 Life (AndroidOne program)
RAM/ROM 3/32gb or 4/64gb
Edge Sense, USonic
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) October 3, 2017
HTC’s Android One phone will have standard specs for a device that’s meant to highlight Android’s capabilities on affordable hardware. The U11 Life will allegedly feature a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a 16MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 2600mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. It’s not too bad at all. In fact, those specs would serve most pretty well.
You’re also getting all software updates in a timely manner as Google handles them for Android One phones. HTC is even including Edge Sense for squeeze-based actions. So a ton of value will go into the U11 Life.
It’s too early to tell where the U11 Life will be released and what it’s price will be set at, but HTC’s first Android One phone should debut before the end of 2017.