HTC U 11 to have a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box


Later this month, on May 16, HTC will announce a brand new high-end smartphone to succeed last year's HTC 10. Probably called HTC U 11, the new device will seemingly offer all the bells and whistles that HTC can commercially release at this time, including squeezable, touch-sensitive edges that enable various gesture controls.

We've already seen a list of alleged HTC U 11 specs, and now we're hearing another (arguably important) thing about the smartphone. While the handset does not feature a standard 3.5mm audio jack, it will come with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. This detail was shared today by ROM developer LlabTooFeR, who is usually spot on with information regarding HTC.

As you may know, the HTC U Ultra (released in February) does not have a 3.5mm adapter in its retail box, which is a bit of a shame. Sure enough, the phone comes with a pair of nice USB Type-C headphones, but you still have to buy your own adapter if you want to use 3.5mm headsets with it. 

We're quite glad to find out that HTC isn't willing to cut any corners when it comes to the U 11. After all, this will likely be the company's flagship handset for the next year or so. 

source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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26 Comments

1. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

As an htc fan and the owner of 10 I have to say omitting the headphone jack is dumb move which most certainly will affect sales and not in a good way.

5. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

NOOOOOOOO, this is bad news, I can't take a phone withouth 3.5 mm jack :((((((( I'm so sad

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The race is on, who will be the first non-idiot and just put two USB-C jacks in their phone.

9. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

lol, that was fun

19. rebretz

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

HTC adding a small battery will be the down fall. I have no idea why manufacturers are screwing consumers with weak ass battery life.

25. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I too have an HTC 10. Taking out the auxilary port will make me go to another phone for sure.

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Htc just keep digging thier hole. You wanna make sales, give customers what they want and not this nonsense

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

HTC also should have provided a USB Typce-C to 3.5mm adapter out of the box with the U Ultra. Cutting corners and not providing the adapter with the U Ultra could prove costly, and HTC doesn't have a large customer base to begin with.

22. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I don't think they'd be doing that anytime soon since the U Ultra is a failure of a phone.

4. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Stupid but it is courageous.

7. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

ANY phone that removes headphone jack Should have wireless charging as default so u can atleast charge if u are listening at your work Desk.

21. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

We could say it would be a "poor use of space".

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Both HTC and Xiaomi suffer from what I call 'The Sheeple effect'... Baa...

10. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I can only repeat: HTC management must be fired without any compensation. Reason for this is total incompetence resulting in sales decline and getting company very close to bankruptcy. Omitting of 3.5 mm jack is terrible mistake which will cost company its feature. They already made this mistake in U series and were widely criticized. Yet they decided to omit it again. Looks like it's much more comfortable for these guys to kill the company rather than to accept the fact that they made mistake and improve it. HTC management is just hopeless... Sadly...

11. TechGirl90 unregistered

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! HTC!! NOOOOOO!!!! WTF!!! Don't do what Motorola started with their Moro Z!

12. TechGirl90 unregistered

Stupid Autocorrect, I meant Moto Z!!

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. I find this very stupid. Why remove a standard feature?

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

One that's still widely used at that. Lenovo saw that it wasn't a good idea to remove the headphone jack on the moto z and decided to bring it back on the z2

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

XZ Premium here I come. Maybe next time HTC.

15. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Iphone 6s came with headphone jack Htc 10 came with headphone jack Iphone didn't Htc U11 too

17. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

The way things are going, some day the odd thing will be "Phone to have 3.5mm adapter in it"

18. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

They think theyre Apple

20. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Only Apple can get away with a public stunt like omitting a headphone jack. Other companies are just digging their own grave.

23. DavidDau

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Getting rid of 3.5mm audio jack is a good move in terms of for better audio quality. What I need is 2 USB-C ports. Come on!

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Or they can copy Apple but include wireless beats headphones instead of charging for them like Apple. That might work.

26. fotis017

Posts: 2; Member since: May 29, 2017

How about we stop buying phones that do not include basic features like this? They'll (hopefully) be forced to introduce them back.

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