HTC will be releasing its own Android one smartphone this year called the HTC U11 Life. The device’s specs have been leaked online along with what appears to be the very first official-looking render for the upcoming Android One phone.

Roland Quandt shared the full spec sheet and photo of the HTC U11 Life on the German website WinFuture. The new Android One phone looks very similar to the image that leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) shared on Twitter last month. The difference here is that the picture that Quandt shared looks like an official press render of the device, albeit in a low resolution.

The design language of the HTC U11 Life is pretty close to HTC’s U11 flagship smartphone from earlier this year. The U11 Life still has some thick bezels with the fingerprint sensor/home button and capacitive keys still present up front. On the back, the handset features a single camera, an LED flash the HTC branding and the Android One branding.

Quandt didn’t say anything about the device’s build quality, but perhaps HTC is still using the same aluminum chassis. What’s known for sure is the front of the device is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display. Speaking of the display, the HTC U11 Life comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p full HD panel.

The Android One handset is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 Octa-core processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is expandable through the microSD card slot. The 3GB/32GB combo might only be the specs for the European version of the handset. It’s possible that a slightly better 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model will be available in the U.S., as speculated by Phone Arena.

The HTC U11 Life is packing a 2,600mAh battery. That may sound a bit small, but Quandt theorizes that with the Snapdragon 630 onboard plus the small display, the battery would most likely last an entire day on a single full charge.

The HTC U11 Life is said to have a 16-megapixel camera on the back which will have support for HDR. Quandt says that the camera might also support for RAW photo formats. This camera will also be capable of 4K video recording. Up front, the Android One phone is also carrying a 16-megapixel shooter.

Other features of HTC’s Android One phone include NFC, bluetooth 5.0 and gigabit WLAN with dual-band support. The handset is also said to be IP67 water and dust resistant, which means that it can survive being immersed up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

For those hoping for the 3.5mm headphone jack, they’re out of luck. Quandt says that the HTC U11 Life won’t have it. Instead, the device will have a single USB Type-C port. There was no mention of fast charging, but the USB-C port will have support for the USB 2.0 standard.

The HTC U11 Life will also ship with HTC’s USonic headphones, which features active noise canceling. This are likely the same pair of headphone that shipped with the HTC U11 flagship earlier this year. Lastly, the Android One phone will also have HTC’s Edge Sense squeezable frame feature. Since this is an Android One phone, the HTC U11 Life will run stock Android 8.0 Oreo without any skins or other UI tweaks. Quandt speculates that the HTC U11 Life Android One smartphone might sell in Germany for around €400 (around US$472). The handset will also be available in two colors: ice white and sapphire blue.

The HTC U11 Life is expected to be announced on Nov. 2 in Taipei, Taiwan alongside the rumored “bezel-less” HTC U11 Plus flagship. Quandt also shared images of the upcoming flagship, which he spotted on the Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. High resolution renders of HTC's bezel-less smartphone also popped up yesterday thanks to Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) on Twitter.

HTC HTC's first Android One phone will be the HTC U11 Life. Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic