HTC U11 Plus Announced – Making a great phone better

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The HTC U11 has been mostly universally praised by reviews and users and HTC is hoping to continue its success with an upgraded version of the device.

The HTC U11 Plus bumps up the display size from 5.5-inches to 6, but thanks to the even slimmer bezels, it is actually only slighter larger than its smaller brother. HTC is still using the same LCD technology as in the U11 and the new screen size gives you an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The biggest selling point for me is the large 3930 mAh battery, and considering the Razer Phone uses a similar battery as does the Blackberry Motion, I hope the this is a start of a new trend for larger batteries. That is a 31% increase in battery size from the smaller model, so you should get some excellent screen on time. Unfortunately, there is no wireless charging, but as usual with phones now you do get Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3 fast-charging tech.

The company's new Android flagship is IP68-rated, giving users a higher level of reassurance that the IP67-rated U11.

The U11 Plus will also ship with Android 8 Oreo giving you access to all the latest Android features.

The rest of the device is largely the same, you get the current top SoC on the market, the Snapdragon 835 processor, and in the UK the only option we will have is 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.

The U11 Plus will be available to buy unlocked, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, for £699 from November 20th in the UK. In Europe, the device will cost €799, however, HTC has yet to announce the complete set of markets it will be available in and the timing of the release.

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