Google’s latest Android 10 Q has just been unveiled at the company’s Google I/O event held last week, and the official release is expected to roll out this fall. Meanwhile, HTC is geared to up to update its few current models to Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie and has confirmed the launch dates of the rollout.
Through the company’s Twitter handle, HTC has confirmed devices including – the HTC U11, U11+ and the U12+ smartphones. The Twitter post indicates the release schedule of the three smartphones, out of which HTC U11 would considerably the first phone to taste Google’s latest Android Pie update.
Further devices models including the HTC U11+ will be getting the Android Pie update late June, and the HTC U12+ is said to be getting the new update starting mid-use of this year. And, also since these are timely updates, certain regions and these HTC devices with different carriers, the rollout dates might slightly differ, suggests the company.
We want to share the release schedule of the Android Pie updates for #HTC smartphones. Please note, certain regions & carrier deployment may affect these dates. U11 rollout will begin late May, 2019; U11+ will begin late June, 2019; U12+ will begin mid-June, 2019. Thank you pic.twitter.com/eyeCdX5qWm
— HTC (@htc) 10 May 2019
To recall, both HTC U11 and the U11+ share identical specifications except for the front-facing camera and screen size, which were released back in 2017. These similar specifications include the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM and 12MP rear cameras and the same video recording capabilities, i.e. video recording upto 1080p@30fps. On the front, the HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch display and is also equipped with a 16MP selfie shooter. Meanwhile, the HTC U11+ comes with a 6.0-inch display with an8MP selfie shooter with additional HDR, and panorama shooting capabilities.
As for the HTC U12+ is concerned, it was released back in 2018 featuring a 6.0-inch display and Qualcomm’s powerful 845 SoC, followed by 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of onboard storage. In terms of optics, the HTC U12+ also features a 12MP primary sensor alongside a 16MP secondary sensor as well. Up front, the device features dual 8MP selfie shooters as well.
The new Android Pie update rollout appears to be substantial since HTC U11 shipped with Android 7.1 out-of-the-box and the U11 and U12+ had shipped with Andoird 8.0 Oreo. Needless to say, all these newly Android Pie updates announced devices run on HTC Sense UI on top of Android Pie. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.
(The featured image is of the HTC U12+)