HTC 11 with dual-edge display envisioned in renders


The HTC 10 is now six months old, which means it's halfway through the assumed one-year life cycle. There haven't been any rumors as to what can be expected of its eventual successor, but it won't be long until the usual assortment of leaks begin to appear. Having offered us a peek at how HTC's 'Ocean' concept may look in the flesh, the folks at Tech Configurations have now served up an interesting visual of the 'HTC 11'. 

As you can see in the gallery below, the design is of the curved, edge-to-edge variety akin to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Note 7. It's something that other firms like Xiaomi have also rolled with, and a number of companies are expected to follow suit in this regard. 

Interestingly, the concept is button-less just like aforementioned Ocean design. It's worth pointing out that the very notion of an Ocean device (or trio of devices) originated from a leak by one of HTC's own designers. If a button-less finish is something the Taiwanese firm is looking to employ, it stands to reason that the next flagship handset could indulge. 

This particular concept also alludes to a waterproof design, which is quickly becoming a necessity in the eyes of many. Samsung, Apple and several other companies now provide water resistance at flagship level, and if HTC is to compete more closely with the Big Two in this arena, protection against the elements would not be unwelcome. 

The concept also packs a dual camera setup to the rear, while connectivity is taken care of by USB Type-C. All told, it's rather easy on the eye, and we'd not be too downhearted if the final design ended up looking like this. 

Have a peek through the gallery below, and let us know in the comments what you'd most like to see from HTC's next major smartphone. 


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30 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

hate those curved screens

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well, curved edges are becoming the norm. Will have to live with it.

4. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Curved screens is still a gimmick. For now.

5. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Aren't all features pretty much gimmicks?

9. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

lol yup, making a phone call is definitely a gimmick.

11. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

What's a phone call? Can I do that with the twitter app?

17. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Web browsing and picture taking are gimmicks too. I use mine for holding my door open. =/

25. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

In that sense, metal housing, design are also gimmicks

28. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think it depends on how curved it is. I actually thought the original Note Edge had the right kind of edge that was at least somewhat useful. It curved a lot more on the one side that you could actually use the curve to display the time or different tickers. However now, because manufacturers like Samsung and Apple are more into how thin a device is, the curved edges are only slightly curved around. Rendering them utterly useless.

8. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

lol curved edges are not becoming the norm, idiot.

21. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Name calling, really? On a phone website? Butthurt. And I don't even agree with him either.

24. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Unfortunately, yes they are

3. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

That's funny cause I have the Galaxy S7 Edge and I love the curved edge screen. It makes the phone feel so much better in the hand than having a phone with a large bezel.

7. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

i hate it. nobody will prove me that curved screen that small has any advantage. there are curved screens in cinemas that make sense, but the screen is huge and they are curved the oposite way, so that you see the image from the same distance! we've come a long way to have flat screens and now when samsung is pushing all those curved screens just for the sake of using flexible screen, so many people try to prove any sense of it? what is the point? image is distorted and there are light reflections visible. this is so stupid i cant believe so may poeple like it. this is the biggest gimmick samsung ever made. galaxy s7 edge is a great phone but it does not feel as good in a hand then phones with curved back, not front.

10. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

I had the LG Flex II and that had a curve screen and I agree with you, it was pretty useless. Even on a large TV curve screens don't really have much of a benefit. But I like the edge screen like on the Galaxy S7 Edge. It's only the edge that is curved, the rest of the screen is still flat. Having the extra edge screen allows for a lot of additional functionality which I use all the time.

16. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

yeah but can't you use those edge features with a flat screen anyway? it is a software addition in the end. i know only edges are curved, but i want to see all the image perfectly. when you watch a movie, do you look at your tv while sitting right next to i it or do you like to sit somewhere left or right? sorry, english is not my native language but i guess you know what i mean. i think the answer is easy.

18. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

I know what you mean. Watching videos does take some getting used to. At first it bothered me, but after awhile I got used to it since I mostly focused my attention in the center of the picture anyways. Plus a lot of movies have black bars at the top and bottom so for me it doesn't matter if those are curved.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It looks so awesome though

27. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

See post 13

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The curve screen allows them to have a bigger screen then what the actual viewing is. The Edges are blurry. We will probably have to get use to this though. The Note 7 had the best implication of this in mine opinion.

29. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I agree, Note 7 had the most subtle curves that don't botter me as much as those in s7 edge. Too bad its dead anyway...

12. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I love the design.. Please htc. I want a waterproof phone with SD Card Support and the build quality of htc! The design looks good.. I will defenately replace my htc 10 with htc 11 !

14. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Does the htc 10 have a finger print scanner? Can't figure out where it is from the picture.

30. TBomb

Posts: 1396; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

HTC10 does have one, yes. It's in the home 'button' (its like the iphone where its not really a button)

13. pankajxdx unregistered

I don't understand why people don't like curved displays. It's looks beautiful and I don't see any significant hassle with it being present.

15. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

This is phonearena you're talking about. You can post an article about anything and people will hate it.

19. toyboyz

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

O snap that device is gorgeous!

20. golfreak12

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

If only HTC can make a phone look half as good.

22. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Well, htc went weird these days. They swapped with samsung, and now they're making ugly flagships. Even midranger of Samsung looks better

23. cleatglitch

Posts: 162; Member since: May 25, 2013

umm...i like this...add a pen im inn

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