HTC is usually heading in a strange direction lately. Instead of releasing just one flagship within the spring season, they released two top-tier phones, with one having last year’s specs along with both having last year’s design. They were also supposed to manufacture both the Pixel 2 along with 2 XL, however Google was unimpressed by the HTC-made Pixel 2 XL along with looked to LG for the bigger device. right now the idea seems, HTC isn’t finished yet.
Back in September, the Android community was shaken when Google announced they were buying two thousand employees of HTC’s smartphone division. Many worried which HTC could suffer the same fate as Motorola after their deal with Google. However, which deal was different since the idea wasn’t an acquisition — for more information, see the “Don’t Miss” link below.
To quiet shareholders along with consumers, HTC announced which they still had a team working on their next flagship smartphone. Rumors along with speculation have been rampant, however right now, HTC announced an event on November 2, along with we’re all however certain they’ll be unveiling a fresh bezel-less style called the HTC U11 Plus.
The famous leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) recently leaked the specs for the fresh device. Benchmarks by GeekBench 4.0 along with GFXBench share similar specs, backing up Evan’s claims. According to these sources, these are the specs for the U11+:
- Android OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- GPU: Adreno 540
- RAM: 4 GB or 6 GB
- Display: 6″ 2880 x 1440 LCD (538 dpi)
- Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
- Rear Camera: 12 MP f/1.7 with Dual LED
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Battery: 3930 mAh with QuickCharge 3.0
- Water Resistance: Yes IP68
- Additional Features: Edge Sense, Boom Sound
- Colors: Black, Silver, Translucent
- 3.5 mm headphone jack: No
- Charging port: USB-C
Discharge Date: November 2017
Although we don’t have any date for when the idea will be officially released, we do have some indication of when the idea will be announced. Recently, HTC teased on their Twitter page of an event on November 2, 2017, that has a darkened image of a fresh smartphone.
Three days later, they teased the event again with another darkened image of a smartphone, which time showing a bezel-less design…
Bezel-Less (Nearly) QHD LCD Display
So far which year, HTC has been stuck within the past with 2016’s bezels on all their devices. With HTC’s recent teaser along with the leaks by Evan Blass, all signs point to the U11 Plus changing which pattern. the idea looks like HTC will follow its competitors that has a bezel-less display sporting QHD resolution (2880 x 1440), for an incredible pixel count of 536 PPI.
Disappointingly, HTC will use a Full Active LCD panel (think Essential Ph-1) to achieve which near bezel-less design, missing out on the superior colors along with contrast which an OLED could offer. Maybe some day HTC will start using the newer display technology, however we’re not holding our breath.
Rear Fingerprint Scanner
Unlike previous HTC devices, the fingerprint scanner appears to have moved to the rear to make room for the display. HTC’s teaser showed a smartphone with the rear fingerprint scanner, indicating which change. which has been confirmed by TENAA’s (China’s FCC) images of the smartphone showing the same change.
According to Evan Blass, the device will have 3,930 mAh battery, which could be the largest battery found within the US flagship device which year besides the Huawei Mate 10 Pro (which doesn’t have a US Discharge date yet). With the power efficiency of the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 combined with an LCD panel, which device could possibly possess the best battery life of all recent flagship smartphones.
According to Evan Blass, the HTC U11 Plus will be available in three colors: Black, Silver, along with Translucent. Translucent could provide an interesting look which we haven’t seen on additional smartphones, however note which the device won’t be fully transparent. Translucent materials allow some light to pass through, however not all.
cost: Greater Than $649
HTC announced a partnership with TD Bank to create a fresh financing program through HTC.com for the United States. Any mobile product purchase totaling $599 or greater will be available for financing over a period of time. With the U11 currently at $649, to avoid conflicting products, HTC will probably cost the U11 Plus around $749 unless they decide to drop the U11 pricing.
the idea looks like HTC will finally Discharge a smartphone which better competes against flagship devices by additional OEMs. that has a nearly bezel-less design, a huge battery, along with Android 8.0 Oreo out the box, HTC is usually definitely looking to stir up the smartphone industry with an interesting phone.
For HTC fans which might have disappointed with their current lineup, which device should better fit their taste. Adding to the fact which they will offer financing options, HTC is usually truly pushing to get their device in as many hands as possible.
With the event coming soon, we will be updating which article as fresh information emerges. Be sure check our coverage of which along with all rumored devices frequently to stay up to date. Oh, along with leave us a comment below if you are excited about the HTC U11 Plus!