The HTC U11+ is a supersized HTC U11

Alex Kidman 3 November 2017 NEWS

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Bigger screen, bigger battery and a translucent colour option in HTC's latest premium phone.

HTC generated a lot of headlines recently by selling off a quantity of its IP, as well as the contracts of a quantity of its mobile phone staff directly to Google so they could work on Pixel phones of the future, but that doesn't mean that the Taiwanese manufacturer is out of the mobile phone game.

Overnight, it announced the HTC U11+, which, as the name suggests, is a larger version of the HTC U11 it released mid-year. It will ship in Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver and an unusual Translucent Black finishes, although the latter appears unlikely to come to all that many launch markets for the handset.

The headline feature of the new handset is the 18:9 6-inch LCD display, which packs in a 2880×1440 resolution and is HDR10 certified.

It's HTC's first phone with an 18:9 display ratio, and as you'd expect for a premium flagship, it's mostly screen at the front with only the smallest of bezels. Underneath the display, as with the HTC U11 is Qualcomm's well-regarded Snapdragon 835 SoC, along with either 4GB RAM/64GB RAM or 6GB RAM/128GB RAM.

In camera terms, it packs a single rear 12MP f/1.7 sensor that, like HTC's recent phones, sells itself on the use of larger pixels for better low light photography and sharper shots. On the front, you'll find an 8MP sensor.

HTC Australia hasn't yet announced any particular plans for the HTC U11+ in Australia just yet, but it's set to go on sale in the UK for £699 from 20 November. At current exchange rates, that would put it at around $1180 (not including GST). We'll update if HTC Australia makes any announcements around the new HTC U11+.

Specifications

Product Name
HTC U11+
Display
6in
Resolution
2880x1440
ppi
TBC
Software
Android 8.0
Storage
64/128GB
RAM
4/6GB
Battery
3,930 mAh
Front camera
8MP
Rear camera
12MP
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Size
158.5x74.9x8.5mm
mm
Weight
188g

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