A few days after Xiaomi announced its first Android One effort, the Mi A1 and a leak revealed Motorola is also prepping an Android One handset, we're hearing a third major company will soon join the ranks of the Android One for the first time. Now following the same HTC will also be jumped in with their HTC U11 Life in this Android One project by Google.
Now we have something that tells us about more devices in the Android One platform.
The device will be a rebranded HTC U11 Ocean Life, with Edge Sense and HTC's camera app.
Popular tipster Evan Blass has also posted an image of the smartphone and it pretty much looks like the standard HTC U11 Life. So does that mean the gimmick will also be coming to the Android One version?
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This new device is from HTC will be the HTC Ocean_Life according to two reliable leakers and it will run on stock Android. The smartphone is suggested to come with a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 16-megapixel cameras both at the front and rear, IP67 certification, Bluetooth 5.0, 2600mAh battery and the company's unique Edge Sense and USonic technology.
Everyone expected that Google's Android One program is heading for its death, but recently, the search giant's partnership with Xiaomi for the Mi A1 gave rebirth to the program.
HTC and Motorola have been rumored to release Android One devices in the past. The phone is codenamed HTC Ocean Life.
Another unknown is the price, but the HTC Android One could be priced competitively with the similarly-speced Moto X4 Android One, which will be around $400. And it is said that the smartphone will feature similar designs and specs, but the Android One model, as usual, will come with stock Android on board. The focus will be on security, simplicity, and fast updates - exactly what the budget and mid-range segments need the most right now.