We have heard about HTC’s new flagship a lot in the past month or so and even the full specification and renders have been leaked and made numerous times. A short video went live today that was removed shortly after being published. Let’s take a look at the images and the specifications that we know so far about the new flagship.
HTC’s new flagship is going to be released tomorrow in a simultaneous event placed in New York, London and Taipei. As usual, we have some fancy images that seem to show the real deal here.
A video was published featuring the new U 11 that shown off the unique design that has a lot in common with the earlier released HTC U and U Ultra. It features the same shiny, glass back design with curved glass on the sides.
The images also show us the so leaked “Edge Sense” that will give you additional options and features depending on how hard you squeeze your phone. Looking at the images above, our best bet is that the device will be able to take images, record video, pull up Google’s Voice Assistant to use these built-in features, without ever touching your screen. Could be useful under rain or other wet situations when your fingers are wet and unable to easily wipe it off.
HTC will include the squeeze sensitivity in the settings menu, so the user should be able to change the sensitivity of the squeeze manually, depending on their preferences and the strength they wish to put out to use these neat features.
Meanwhile, if we take a look at the back of the device, we’ll see a single camera that is said to have a 12MP camera while the front should see a 16MP one. Both are said to be featuring Optical Image Stabilisation.
As we can see the images, there should be a few colour options available including: red, dark blue, light blue, white and black – all with chrome finishes on top.
HTC U 11 should feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with either 4 or 6GB RAM. The display is a 5.5″ QHD IPS display. It’s notable to mention that there does not seem to be much bezel on the front, at least not on the sides. The front and bottom seems to be much smaller than what we are used to seeing from HTC in the past.
Oh yeah, we nearly forgot to mention that the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone – as we have seen HTC is one of the first companies to remove this old but still very useful feature from their devices. A USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter should be included in the box however, so it’s not all that bad.
We’ll be sharing our thoughts about the HTC U 11 tomorrow, so make sure you follow us on Social media to get the latest news from first hand.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts about the new HTC flagship? Do you think it’s a worthy upgrade from the information that we know so far? Let us know in the comments section below!