HTC U 11 receives "3C" certification in China; compulsory test makes sure products are safe to use
Forewarned is forearmed they say, which is why certification labs exist around the world. These places take consumer devices and put them through a series of tough tests that replicate years of usage. This way, if a particular product is a fire hazard, or is likely to give someone a shock, manufacturers can be alerted by having the product fail the test. In China, every product imported, distributed or sold in the country must go through similar testing to receive its China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C).
According to a leaked image, the HTC U 11 (HTC U-3f) has received its CCC certification, which means that one more item can be scratched off HTC's to-do list before the phone is made official. The phone is expected to be introduced on May 16th, which happens to be next Tuesday.
The rumored specs for the device are pretty much inline with a 2017 flagship model. That's to say that the device rocks a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 SoC, carrying an octa-core 2.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 12MP (ultrapixel?) camera is on back with a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper. Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed.
While HTC fans are hoping that the 4000mAh battery used on the mid-range HTC One X10 is shoehorned in, current speculation calls for a 3000mAh juicer. And there has been talk about an IP certification rating high enough to allow the phone to be submerged for a half hour or so. One feature that seems like a sure thing (namely because HTC has teased the hell out of it), is Edge Sense. This will supposedly allow users to squeeze the device as though it were citrus, which will call up a series of apps that can be opened with a tap on the touch sensitive edge of the handset.
With the unveiling taking place next week, keep checking in for the latest rumors and news about the HTC U 11.