HTC U11+ was supposed to be the original Google Pixel 2 XL, according to a report in The Verge.
HTC U11+ and U11 Life have been made official and they will take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi’s Mi A1.
A video showing off the HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life has been uploaded on YouTube, ahead of November 2 launch.
Other than HTC U11 Life, the company could also announce its flagship U11 Plus smartphone on November 2.
HTC has teased a new smartphone that appears to be the company’s upcoming flagship, the U11 Plus.
HTC U11 Plus follows company’s U11 smartphone, which was announced earlier this year. HTC U11 Plus is expected to feature the same ‘Liquid surface’ design that we saw on U11.
HTC has been preparing to hold an event in Taipei on November 2, where the company might launch the U11 Life, U11 Plus or maybe even both phones.
HTC U11 Plus will be powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, clocked at 2.4GHz, with Adreno 540 GPU. It will feature 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Google is acquiring HTC’s engineering, design team talents, including those who already working on the Pixel smartphones. The price for this talent acquisition is $1.1 billion.
Google will take on half of HTC’s research staff – about 2,000 people – many of whom have already been working on the Silicon Valley firm’s Pixel handset, as well as intellectual property (IP) licensing.
Google is acquiring some of HTC’s team members, including those who are already working on the Pixel smartphones for around $1.1 billion.
Google agreed to buy part of HTC Pixel’s engineering and design teams for $1.1 billion to bolster the US internet giant’s nascent hardware business.
HTC has suspended trading of shares ahead of a “major announcement” slated for Thursday. Reports indicate Google could acquire HTC’s smartphone business.
HTC might be the latest company to be working on a new Android One smartphone. According to developer LlabTooFeR, a variant of the phone codenamed “Ocean Life” will be launched as the Android One edition.
HTC is up for sale, and the software giant Google might be interested in acquiring the ailing smartphone company. HTC has been struggling in the smartphone market for a while, as it failed to stop both Apple and Samsung in the premium smartphone market where it used to rule for a few years.