HTC U 11 leaked hands-on: looking lovely in 5 shiny colors!

HTC U 11 leaked hands-on: looking lovely in 5 shiny colors!
So, by now you've probably heard that HTC has a new phone in the kitchen, ready to be announced tomorrow. It's the “actual” HTC flagship for 2017 — the U Ultra, which we saw earlier this year is, apparently, a “proof of concept”-type device, made for the tech-addicted powerusers and / or HTC uberfans (sort of like how Samsung's Note series or LG's V series are super-powerful but not the companies' flagship device).

So far, we know that the upcoming phone — named the HTC U 11, allegedly — will share design concepts with the U Ultra and will feature a new “squeeze” feature, which will apparently allow the user to interact with the phone by just squeezing its frame. Take that, 3D Touch!

We've seen quite a lot of renders, leaked pictures taken with a potato, and whatnot but today, someone made an oopsie and leaked what appears to be a promo video for the yet unannounced HTC U 11. Unfortunately, the video was taken down almost immediately and it doesn't seem to have a mirror uploaded anywhere, at least not yet. So, what we have is just a few screenshots of the HTC U 11 video, showing five of its colors!

Update: through the power of the Internet, the video has been revived! It's a hands-on of a foreign media, which gives us a pretty good look at the device.

As speculated, the flagship will be adorned by the same super-shiny, deeply-reflective finish that HTC perfected while making the U Ultra. The thing is gorgeous to look at, though, “fingerprint magnet” doesn't even begin to describe its grease-displaying skills. But still... look at that red!

In the footage, we can see the system UI for the squeeze feature, which apparently can have its sensitivity adjusted. We also get a splash text, which suggests a Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of RAM, which seems to be confirmed by the leaked video, as far as we could hear. Sadly, there's also a USB Type-C to headphone jack adapter in the images, which probably means that HTC will be courageous enough to not include the 3.5 mm jack on its flagship device.



source: /leaks

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U11
  • 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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11 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Looks good. Price it right and looks like HTC might start turning things around. No 700+ PLEASE. Less than 600 and maybe HTC has a chance

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2926; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Maybe at US$ 500 maximum. Considering the usual features the phone might employ, aside from a few niches, a higher price might put it into a highly unlucky territory where phones like the Oneplus 5 would defeat it in sales.

7. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Latest leak 659

8. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I tried squeezing my s8 a few times now and my hands are tired already. No squeezy for me. Thanks :)

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2926; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That camera looks tiny for the body

4. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Nice colours but only on the back? With black front bezels? No thanks. Samsung did it right with the S7/S7 Edge, no colour more beautiful than their coral blue - on both the back as well as the front bezels. Using black on the front bezels regardless of back colour smacks of cutting corners, comes across as a cheap and cheerful way of offering variety. Thing is, most people look at the front of their phones a lot more than the back, who cares about the back colour?

11. Haskell.J

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2017

front coloured bezel is ugly, unless you love to see those ugly bezel.. black is the best since it hide those ugly bezel when the screen is turned off...

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Boring looking phone. As of now, it seems like no other phones can even come close to the S8. If not the same design, they still lack something.

6. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Camera look puny small, makes it look budget

9. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

HTC designs are so boring now looks like another cheap Chinese iPhone knockoff

10. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

awful... embarrassing body-screen ratio, tiny soft buttons placed almost on the edge of bottom bezel, fingerprint magnet shiny back panel... sounds like another big failure for HTC

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