HTC to launch an Android One version of U11 Life (aka Ocean Life)


After rumors revealed Motorola’s plans to introduce an Android One smartphone in the United States in the form of a slightly modified X4, we’re now being tipped about another major company that has similar plans.

HTC is expected to launch an Android One version of its unreleased HTC U11 Life, also known as Ocean Life. The smartphones will feature similar designs and specs, but the Android One model will come with Android stock on board.

None of the HTC apps will be included on the Android One variant of HTC U11 Life. Moreover, the smartphone will run Android Oreo with Sense 9.0_A1 …


The HTC U (Ocean) will be unveiled on May 16, check out the official invitation and a teaser video

It appears that HTC has pretty much given up on subtlety at this point. We’ve just received an invitation to an event, which, unless the company is for some reason pulling the ol’ bait-and-switch, will surely be dedicated to the unveiling of the much-rumored HTC U (Ocean) flagship.

Let’s look at the clues: first off, there’s the tagline, “Squeeze for the brilliant”, which is… an interesting choice to say the least. It’s accompanied by the letter U as seen on the U Ultra and U Play’s branding materials, but here it’s also squished from the sides to …

HTC U (Ocean) to feature IP57 certification rating against dust and water

ROM developer @LlabTooFeR has a solid record when it comes to revealing features about HTC devices, In a series of three tweets disseminated today, he posted some interesting information about the manufacturer’s upcoming flagship phone, the HTC U (codenamed Ocean). According to the developer, the phone will carry an IP certification rating of 57. That means users will be able to submerge the phone in water as deep as 3.3 feet for as long as 30-minutes, without any damage to the device. It also means that the phone is protected against solid bodies larger than 1mm in size.

Another bit of …

HTC U (Ocean) pictured for the first time – is this HTC's true flagship for 2017?

Back in January, HTC said that it was not planning to release an HTC 11 smartphone. This, however, doesn’t mean that the U Ultra – available in the US since last month – will remain the company’s only high-end handset throughout 2017, as an HTC U (codenamed Ocean) is expected to be launched in the near future.

Thanks to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), we now have what’s likely the first legit photo showing the HTC U. The upcoming smartphone seemingly has a glossy finish, a small fingerprint scanner on the front, plus rounded corners and edges. The device kind of looks like a smaller HTC U …