HTC U to feature Bluetooth 5.0

HTC U to feature Bluetooth 5.0
The other day, serial tipster Evan Blass revealed an image allegedly showing off HTC's next flagship phone, the HTC U (2PZCxxx). According to another active source by the name of Roland Quandt, the device has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). The tweet disseminated by Quandt (whose Twitter handle is @rquandt) reveals that Bluetooth 5.0 will be aboard the phone.

The rest of the specs include a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch Super LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 SoC is under the hood with an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 12MP camera adorns the back of the unit, and a 16MP selfie snapper can be found on the front of the handset.

HTC is not known for providing its top-shelf phones with high capacity batteries. But after launching the mid-range HTC One X10 in Russia last week and stuffing it with a 4000mAh battery, there is hope that HTC will load up its flagship phone with a similarly well-endowed battery.

According to a series of tweets sent by ROM developer @LlabTooFeR, the HTC U will carry an IP57 certification rating. That will allow the handset to be submerged in water as deep as 3.2-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. In addition, the HTC U will be bereft of the 3.5mm earphone jack, and will be available in single SIM and dual SIM models.

There is no word on when we might see the HTC U officially unveiled by the manufacturer.


source: BluetoothSIG via @rquandt

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  • 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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10 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

One thing I wish HTC could improve on the weights of the phones. They are usually 30+ grams heavier than the similar specs Samsung phones. I know other manufacturers make heavy phone, but I wish HTC could do better.

3. tywanjames

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I've been saying the same exact thing. I assume it comes from the metal so I'm glad they are switching to glass, allegedly.

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

HTC... YOU'RE TOO LAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!

4. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Well, it's coming with the SD835, so why is this news to anyone?

5. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Isn't it obvious? They're copying Samsung.

6. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Can we please have a htc with a decent camera to compete with Samsung please.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

HTC has never had a good camera, just ok cameras. The M7 was HTC's best phone. Husband loved his and even after the phone was over 2 years old and the camera got the purple screen HTC fixed it free and paid all shipping.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The only thing I want it to feature is the headphone jack. Bring the announcement already.

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

LCD-5? Guess they are not going to work with Google daydream...smh

10. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

So they announce the phone May 16th and release it when? September? I am not even joking. Isn't that the time line they followed with the U ultra? It does sound good on paper. This article doesn't mention battery size, but another had mentioned a 3000 mAh battery, unconfirmed, of course. If it is a 4000 mAh, then HTC will have done a great job. Looking forward to future leaks.

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