T-Mobile’s support pages spilled the beans on the HTC U11 Life a bit early, but today the news was made officially official: the U11 Life is coming to T-Mobile.
The HTC U11 Life will be available exclusively from T-Mobile starting tomorrow, November 3rd. Pricing will be set at $12 down and $12 per month for 24 months, which works out to a total price of $300.
HTC’s new smartphone features a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 Super LCD screen on its face along with a fingerprint reader below it and a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture above it. Around back there’s a second 16-megapixel camera that includes phase detection autofocus, a pro mode with RAW support, and an f/2.0 aperture.
Inside the HTC U11 Life’s IP67 water resistant shell is a Snapdragon 630 processor that’s paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s also a microSD card slot if you need additional storage. Powering the whole package is a 2600mAh battery, and to recharge that battery, the U11 Life has a USB Type-C port.
The HTC U11 Life supports LTE bands B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B17/B13/B28/B20/B66. It also includes 2CA and 3CA as well as VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling.
On the software side, the HTC U11 Life runs Android 7.1 below HTC’s custom Sense UI.
One of the highlight features of the HTC U11 Life is Edge Sense, which debuted on the flagship U11 earlier this year. With Edge Sense, you can squeeze the sides of the U11 Life to perform actions, like launching your camera app and then taking a photo.
It feels like it’s been awhile since we’ve seen an HTC phone on T-Mobile’s shelves, so it’s good to see the HTC U11 Life coming to T-Mo. It may not be a flagship-tier device, but having a devices available from a variety of manufacturers is a good thing, and now HTC hardware will be available from T-Mo once again.