All those rumors about the HTC U11 with a larger bezel-less display have turned out to be true. HTC has announced the all new HTC U11 Plus (U11+) and it is a really good looking smartphone. It is also quite powerful, and includes quite a few improvements over the original U11.
First of all, the U11+ comes with a larger 6-inch Super LCD 6 display with a resolution of 2880×1440 and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It supports HDR10 and yes it is similar to the display on the new Pixel 2 XL and the LG V30, except this is LCD. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back, and the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Other specifications include, the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 or 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of inbuilt storage, an improved 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, IP68 water and dust resistance, a larger 3930mAh battery, and a new sort-of see-through color called Translucent Black.
HTC has also improved the Edge Sense technology on the U11+, allowing users to squeeze the phone to launch a new launcher that shows both Apps and Notifications. The phone will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the HTC Sense UI over it. It still has a metallic back, which means no wireless charging.
Unfortunately, the HTC U11+ will not be making it to the United States, but will be sold elsewhere in Europe, Asia and other regions. HTC hasn’t announced release dates for all regions as of now, but if you’re in the UK, you can buy one starting November 20th for £699. This variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The U11+ will cost €799 in Europe, but release dates haven’t been announced yet.