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HTC 11 concept includes button-less, waterproof, edge-to-edge design

HTC 11 concept includes button-less, waterproof, edge-to-edge design


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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posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:13 3

1. torr310 (Posts: 1071; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


hate those curved screens

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:27 5

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 2016)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:35 7

4. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 361; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Curved screens is still a gimmick. For now.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:41 3

5. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Aren't all features pretty much gimmicks?

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:53 7

9. NCAAtourney (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:58 3

11. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:23 2

17. monoke (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 23:47

25. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


In that sense, metal housing, design are also gimmicks

posted on 18 Oct 2016, 00:40

28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1613; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:52 3

8. NCAAtourney (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


lol curved edges are not becoming the norm, idiot.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 18:38 1

21. bucky (Posts: 3100; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Name calling, really? On a phone website? Butthurt.

And I don't even agree with him either.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 20:11 1

24. John-Knotts (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Unfortunately, yes they are

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:31

3. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:51 5

7. Hyperreal (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:57 1

10. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:13

16. Hyperreal (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:27

18. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 23:49

26. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


It looks so awesome though

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 23:50

27. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


See post 13

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 16:48 1

6. jeroome86 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 12 Apr 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.

posted on 18 Oct 2016, 04:02

29. Hyperreal (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Oct 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...

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:05 3

12. killer7D (Posts: 422; Member since: 18 Sep 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 !

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:09

14. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


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

posted on 18 Oct 2016, 08:32

30. TBomb (Posts: 834; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:07 1

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.

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:10 2

15. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 17:57

19. toyboyz (Posts: 207; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


O snap that device is gorgeous!

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 18:03

20. golfreak12 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 18:45

22. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 852; Member since: 11 May 2013)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2016, 20:00

23. cleatglitch (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 May 2013)


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

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