We’re exactly 2 weeks away from HTC’s expected announcement of its 2017 flagship, the HTC U 11. The device has been leaked a few times already, but there has not been any substantial information revealed regarding the actual design.
Thankfully, there are those out there who thrive on this and are able to produce renders based on leaked information. @OnLeaks was able to obtain renders of the device and has shared them with 91mobiles, who in turn, has shared them with everyone else to see.
It seems that HTC is looking to further slim down its latest device while keeping a form factor similar to that of the HTC U Ultra and U Play. Before getting to the fun stuff that was shared, let’s take a look at the specifications of the device.
According to the renders, the U 11 will measure in at 154mm x 76mm x 8mm/9.2mm. The reason for 2 different width measurements is due to the fact that the U 11 will get thinner, the further down you move the phone. The top of the U 11 will measure in at 9.2mm and slim down to just 8mm at the bottom.
The reason for this is due to the Edge Sense functionality, with users being able to “squeeze” the device to activate various features by swiping. In order to make the U 11 this thin, there had to be some type of compromise, and it seems that the 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed, which will likely get folks to grab their pitchforks again.
This latest set of rumors also claims that the U 11 will feature a 5.5-inch Super LCD display with Quad HD resolution. The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, along with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage.
As for the cameras, HTC won’t be forgetting about its UltraPixel technology, as the U 11 will feature a main camera with a 12MP sensor using UltraPixel 3. But, there seems to be more of a focus on selfies as we will likely see a 16MP selfie camera.
Finally, HTC has been known for producing devices with excellent speakers via its BoomSound technology. The HTC U 11 will include BoomSound playback, along with USonic noise cancellation.
HTC hasn’t deviated much over the past few years, as it has continued to bring flagships with similar designs. However, the U 11 could be exactly what HTC needs to get back in the mix, provided that the Edge Sense works as advertised and isn’t just another marketing gimmick.