HTC is developing a U11 Life under the Android One program

HTC Ocean Life will be the first HTC smartphone to come under Android One platform

HTC to Release an Android One Edition of the Upcoming Mid-Range HTC Ocean Life

The Android One series of smartphones looked like they were a doomed project about to shut down soon.

"HTC Ocean_Life" is the codename for an upcoming HTC budget phone, and it's public name will most likely be the U11 Life (all of the "U" phones have had "Ocean" in their codenames). 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.

Details about the HTC U11 Life emerged via popular tipster LlabTooFeR who has been known to provide accurate information on HTC Releases in the past. Later on, Evan Blass came in and posted an image of the Ocean Life smartphone running HTC' Sense UI. The HTC U11 Life is actually an anticipated mid-range version of the early flagship HTC U11 smartphone, with some moderate hardware specification under the hood.

The HTC U11 Life is expected to feature a 5.2-inch 1080p full HD display, 16-megapixel cameras up front and at the back and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. Stay tuned with us for more details on the device. This is similar to how Xiaomi released the Mi A1 in China with MIUI 9 and Android One in other countries with stock Android. It's going to be a re-branded version of the middle-range HTC U11 Life which is expected to launch later this year. The customisations to the phone will be left to a minimum with only Edge Sense, Zoe and the HTC camera app making its way to the device. There's no word yet on whether the Android One version of the phone will make it to the USA, but it certainly is possible if T-Mobile is still involved.

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