HTC U 11 to have a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box
by Florin Troaca / May 03, 2017, 1:56 PM
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)
source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter)
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)
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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.
posted on May 03, 2017, 2:01 PM 15
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NOOOOOOOO, this is bad news, I can't take a phone withouth 3.5 mm jack :((((((( I'm so sad
posted on May 03, 2017, 2:18 PM 3
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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.
posted on May 03, 2017, 2:04 PM 0
Posts: 1698; 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.
posted on May 03, 2017, 2:34 PM 1
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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...
posted on May 03, 2017, 3:20 PM 2
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! HTC!! NOOOOOO!!!! WTF!!! Don't do what Motorola started with their Moro Z!
posted on May 03, 2017, 3:34 PM 2
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Agreed. I find this very stupid. Why remove a standard feature?
posted on May 03, 2017, 3:36 PM 2
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