Google’s Android One project once appeared to be doomed with nothing good to talk about, not even the partners. But in the past one week, we saw Xiaomi announcing the Mi A1 which got everyone talking about the Android One project again followed by reports about Motorola working on a Moto X4 Android One edition. And now, it is HTC which is being rumored to announce a new device under the project in collaboration with Google.
The report is coming from two different leaksters, @LlabTooFeR and @evleaks, and mentions that the upcoming HTC U11 Life (codenamed ‘Ocean Life’) will be rebranded as an Android One device. It will be running stock Android Oreo at the launch along with a few HTC features like the HTC Camera app, Edge Sense, and Zoe.
However it will keep some features like EdgeSense, USonic, Zoe and HTC Camera.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 13, 2017
The leak was first shared by @LlabTooFeR which was later corroborated by @evleaks in which he also shared a rendered image of the device. It should be noted that render (see featured image) shows the HTC U11 Life, not its rebranded Android One version. This is the reason you can see it running HTC Sense UI with all of HTC apps.
While the exact launch date for the HTC U11 Life is unknown, it is rumored to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and a 16-megapixel rear shooter. It is indeed good to hear about an Android device from HTC and who knows, there might be some other well-established OEMs working on their respective Android One devices.