HTC U11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body

HTC U11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body


November 2 may bring us a brand new HTC smartphone that could be quite different from what the company has used us with in recent years. Allegedly called HTC U11+ (or HTC U11 Plus), the new handset is expected to sport a 5.99-inch near-bezel-less screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio.



 



Earlier today, we saw a potential list of HTC U11 Plus specs, and now we have even more details about the upcoming device. Reportedly, the new smartphone will pack a generous battery of around 4,000 mAh, and should be only a tad larger than the HTC U11 (released in May this year). These details were shared on Twitter by HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, who's usually very reliable when it comes to leaked info.   



 



As you may know, the HTC U11 - pictured above - sports a 5.5-inch screen, but it's far from being compact, as it's got large bezels at the top and bottom. So we're looking forward to seeing if HTC can accommodate a 6-inch screen in a similarly-sized body for the U11 Plus. Of course, this is certainly possible - just look at the 6-inch LG V30, which, thanks to its thin bezels, is comparable to the 5.5-inch U11 in size.



 



With a nice screen, high-end internals and a large battery, the HTC U11 Plus could be ready to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the aforementioned LG V30. We say bring it on, HTC!




P.S.: When we say the U11+ should have a compact body, we obviously mean compact for a phone with a 6-inch display.

 



source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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28 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1616; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

love the battery size!

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

27. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Yeah. In fact this is the only thing that psyches me up about this phone.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Sell it on t-mobile!

3. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I will wait for hTC U 12 with 18:9 aspect ratio, SD 845 and other beastly specs and hopefully the same battery size...nothing compares to hTC flagship phones, solid, reliable and fluid with and excellent audio quality...quietly brilliant!

4. Beijendorf unregistered

Can we stop calling it 18:9 and start calling it 2:1?

16. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

18:9 is easy to compare against 16:9.

18. Beijendorf unregistered

Then we'd call the 4:3 format 12:9. But we don't. Because math.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

4:3 was popular before 16:9

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right, so it's easy to know that this aspect ratio (18:9) is slightly taller compared to 16:9 (or wider for landscape orientation) Just like 16:10 (not 8:5) on notebook, it's slightly taller than notebook with 16:9 aspect ratio or 21:9 (not 7:3) monitor that's much wider than 16:9 monitor

26. Beijendorf unregistered

Essentially you're saying people are too stupid to even accomplish basic maths. That's just sad.

5. A_A_A

Posts: 216; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

They forgot one very important thing... 3.5 mm jack. Lack of this jack makes all their efforts just nonsense . Add idiotic body colors and you will get yet another flop from almost dead company.

6. Beijendorf unregistered

Just stop it already. The 3.5 mm port is being phased out, and no amount of childish whining will change that. HTC are including a quality external 3.5 mm DAC and good headphones with the U11. If they do the same with the U11+, and make them universally compatible, they've got a winner.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

None of which is an acceptable replacement for the jack. Immediate no buy.

10. Beijendorf unregistered

That's your personal opinion, and that's fine. I never use the 3.5 mm port myself, so I'd rather have more reliable waterproofing and the internal space used on other things. USB-C will be a worthy replacement as soon as more manufacturers get the thumb out of their asses and migrate over to it. It should also be noted that most people just use the included headphones with their smartphone, so this changes nothing for the majority as long as the companies include USB-C headphones instead of cheaping out (like Google did).

12. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

And the phones without the jack are IP67, not even 68. I wonder how Sony, Samsung and LG can have it while other cannot.

14. Beijendorf unregistered

You're staring yourself blind at numbers. The IP ratings certify what water and dust-protection a device has when brand new and in a controlled environment. Samsung, for example, has IP68 and certified their device could be submerged for 30 minutes in 1.5m of water. Google and HTC certified their phones IP67, meaning submersion for 30 minutes in 1m of water instead. Is that extra 0.5m that important to you that you want manufacturers to spend money to find out just how deep and for how long their devices can be submerged, or can we just settle for IP67, given that water damage isn't covered by the warranty, so you shouldn't be testing it to its limits. And more importantly, none of these tests translate well into reality anyway. Your phone may not be gently submerged into the body of water, or wear and tear on the 3.5mm port could have damaged the waterproofing there. The fewer things that can go wrong, the better.

13. miketer

Posts: 491; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Reliable waterproofing? Flagship Sony phones are IP 68 and they got a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

15. Beijendorf unregistered

The IP-rating says nothing about reliability over time. It only explains what the device achieved brand new in a controlled lab setting. Ports are a liability for waterproofing, including the USB-C port. The difference is that we still need the USB port for now.

17. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Here we go.... I was all for USB-C, but I don't like using the adapters the extra space consumption just to use your headphones. I like the USB-C USonic earphones, and love that they came with my U11, and as great as they are, I definitely have better earphones, and headphones. Additionally, I've paid 100s in headphones, not trying to just throw them away, (See: previous comment about USB-C adapters/dongles as no solution for me). In addition to the space it consumes, can't charge my phone will listening to music, or talking on the phone with them. I have had times when I needed to do so, but I couldn't of course. It also destroys the benefit innovation in fast charging, (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 4.0,....) because you can't use and charge at the same time. Wireless charging isn't fast enough, and it's not enough portable wireless charges if any, for convenience. USB-C right now doesn't offer any benefit for audio, over a 3.5mm headphones jack, I can say that because I have both Hi-Res earphones and headphones that are not USB-C. Also you're being a hypocrite. Someone states their opinion you say they're "whining,", but you state yours and it's no issue, and you're telling others that's "your personal opinion." You're using your personal opinion too. So... Also, I don't recall the USB-C/3.5mm headphone jack having a DAC inside of it. I will admit I got great quality with my Hi-Res earphones, but not my headphones with it. Plus, USB-C adapters does use your phone's battery, draining the battery life (the U11, has a message that pops up and tells you this). Once again, right now, it's an evolution that completely negates the benefits of a 3.5m headphone jack to truly be adequate to remove it.

25. Beijendorf unregistered

Then you're quite a niche user that will need to buying 3.5 mm port equipped smartphones. For the vast majority, it's fine to use an external DAC while using the old sets of headphones, use the included USB-C headphones or get a pair or high-quality USB-C headphones if you're really picky. It's always tricky to switch a standard you've gotten used to, but this is actually pretty easy as far as switching goes. USB-C headphones DO actually have a higher audio quality in theory, since their built-in DAC and amp can be especially tuned to the headphones. In addition you get nifty features like active noise cancellation. Oh, and the 3.5 mm port also drains battery. The difference is that USB-C can be used to power more advanced features like active noise cancellation and similar, and thus may require more power. It's not a power-hog though. Also you can easily charge the phone and use wired headphones at the same time. Just get a splitter. Or use wireless charging. In direct opposition to what you say, this is pretty much what Quickcharge was made for; plug your phone in for a charge for a short moment (something like +60 % in 30 minutes) and you're done. No need to sit with the charging cable plugged in constantly to charge the device up. And yes, the dongle is not just an adapter. It has a DAC and amp inside of it as these are no longer built into the phone. All external USB-C audio accessories need to have a DAC and amp inside of them now in order to achieve analogue audio output. Uh... and it's not hypocritical of me to be tired of comments like "Lack of this jack makes all their efforts just nonsense" and other comments that add nothing to the discussion but childishly crying. They're not forced to buy the device. They can buy one of the 3.5 mm equipped devices that are left. Their comments add nothing to the discussion. It's nothing but childish whining at this point. Your comment at least had substance and was a point of discussion, not childish whining.

8. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Hmm, you have my attention HTC! Now make me want it.

9. Einstein333

Posts: 145; Member since: May 22, 2012

Large battery and top notch camera! Exactly the combination I've been waiting for! From other companies you can only get one of those two things in the same phone! But I'm afraid we're gonna see this super glossy fingerprint magnet design again, it is really ugly!

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Good guy LlabTooFeR with, good roms, and a good reliable source. Kudos to him.

19. Cat97

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Hopefully the next trend after small bezel designs will be large batteries !

21. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

very good addition! I had HTC U Ultra and its very good phone but the battery is BAAD. I hope this one will come with good battery lifetime and new special FEATURES !!

24. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Sounds awesome. 2 negatives I'm tho, no 3.5mm jack and no oled (I'm hooked on those displays)

28. wesley.

Posts: 206; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd buy it, if it has an amoled screen.

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