HTC does not give up their passion to produce phones. We don’t know the deal exactly between Google and HTC, but lets keep that aside and look at both phones in detail
HTC U11+ The flagship
HTC has stepped up into the party to the 18:9 aspect ratio phones and wants to have a bezel less phone in 2017
6 inch super LCD6 screen 1440×2880 pixels
Snapdragon 835 with 6GB Ram adreno 540 GPU
3930mah battery with quick charge 3.0
4/64, 6/128 GB configuration
IP68 certified, Bluetooth 5.0
12mp camera with f1.7 aperture to the back 8mp f2.0 camera to the front.
Rear mounted finger print scanner
Android 8.0 oreo with HTC sense UI on top
This is the HTC phone for the android one program for the year and we will come to it in discussion later
5.2 inch full HD display with super LCD screen
Snapdragon 630 processor with Adreno 508 GPU
2600mah battery with quick charge
3/32 4/64 configuration with expansion over SD
IP67 certified with bluetooth 5.0
16mp f2.0 camera to the front and back
Front mounted finger print scanner
Android 8.0 oreo under android one program
How it could have been different
In the beginning of the year there was no Snapdragon 835 available so HTC announced HTC U11 ultra with overpriced specs. Next HTC U11 with flagship specification but big bezels now it is HTC U11+ with 18:8 display. HTC is a flagship company they could have waited an launched one phone for the year with competitive pricing.
HTC can stop producing phones and help design the pixel phones but it is all about self respect isn’t it they do not want to give up their brand and let it die so HTC more phones concept want work and have only further loss. How much time they can last only time can tell. But android one phone at 349$ makes sense and it looks like a solid package.
The flagship is now a days the same specification and design so it will be only the matter of brand preference and sensible pricing. So this is the phones that HTC should have made for the year a solid option. HTC must move smart in the coming year and all the best to them