HTC recently released the U11 Life alongside the U11 Plus in Europe. Now, the Taiwanese brand has teamed up with SoftBank to launch the pure Android One phone in Japan. Only, in Japan, it won’t be called HTC U11 Life, it will be called HTC X2.
Earlier, an HTC X2-HT was found lurking on benchmarks and was supposed to be the HTC U Play 2. Well, now we know, it is just a rebranded HTC U11 Life. The benchmarks told a slightly different tale as it indicated a Snapdragon 660 on board the said device. While the HTC U11 Life possesses the Snapdragon 630 SoC. It seems the benchmarks goofed it up, but that happens sometimes.
So, we’re seeing the same Android One project device here. To recall, it comes with a 5.2-inch LCD panel Full HD resolution (16:9 aspect ratio). We’ve already mentioned the processor inside the phone. The imaging unit on the rear has a single 16 MP lens coupled with another same 16 MP shooter on the other side. The rebranded HTC U11 Life comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage (expandable up to 256 GB). Android One phone means that Japanese netizens will enjoy Android Oreo with Edge Sense. This means you can squeeze out some shortcuts out of it.
Although a specific date isn’t known, SoftBank will be selling the phone next month. Among the colour choices are just two, Ice White and Sapphire Blue. There are no price details available for the Japanese variant right now, but seeing that it sells for $450 in other countries, it should be priced around that range.