There have been quite a lot of reports recently about the HTC U11 Life and Google has announced today that the handset is joining its Android One program. It’s the program that Google launched to work with OEMs and provide customers with smartphones that have decent specifications and run stock iterations of Android. HTC U11 Life is now the latest addition to the growing list of Android One devices.

The HTC U11 Life features a 5.2 inch full HD display and an IP67 water and dust resistance rating. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. A model with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage will be offered in some markets. The handset also features a 16 megapixel rear and 16 megapixel front camera.

Additional features include a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and a 2,600mAh battery. It doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, in case you were wondering.

Google points out that this is the first Android One device to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. It comes with all of the great new features that are part and parcel of Oreo. Google has also confirmed that HTC U11 Life will receive an upgrade to Android P when it becomes available next year.

The Android One version of the HTC U11 Life is going to be launched in Germany first through Amazon and Media Markt. The handset will be available in other markets across Europe and the Asia Pacific later.

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