Rumor: HTC U11 Plus coming soon, near-bezel-less screen included


While announcing its $1.1 billion deal with Google today (under which certain HTC employees are joining the Mountain View giant), HTC also confirmed that it's working on its "next flagship phone." The company didn't provide any details on this handset, but we may have some information on it anyway.

According to French website Frandroid (usually a reliable source), HTC plans to announce a high-end smartphone in November. Reportedly, the device is called U11 Plus, and will become HTC's first handset to sport a near-bezel-less screen - a 5.99-inch display with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the U11 Plus could be about the same size as LG's V30, which has a similar screen.

Apart from offering a large near-bezel-less display, the HTC U11 Plus may not be too different from the already available HTC U11 (pictured above). It's said that the new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB of storage space. The U11 Plus should be dust- and water-resistant (IP68), further offering a 12 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and HTC's Edge Sense feature.

Frandroid has it that the HTC U11 Plus will be officially unveiled on November 11, possibly alongside a lower-end HTC U11 Life. Both new handsets should be released in China first, but they'll likely be available globally at some point.

We're obviously curious to see what HTC's first near-bezel-less smartphone looks like. What about you? 

source: Frandroid

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U11+
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3930 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Make a sapphire version if this and price it at 1100-1200, give it 128GB storage. I would happily buy this instead of the iPhone X

2. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

In November! This means December availability globally , and if by that the 845 is announced, many would rather wait and buy a handset running the latest soc, than the year old one.

3. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Is that why the pixel didnt/doesnt sell?

9. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I think yes.

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

The HTC U11 was a great turnaround for HTC, much like the 10 before it. Get those trim bezels, I want to be able to smear pizza sauce on the display all the time easier.

5. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Same lcd panel?

6. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

For whatever reason, I thought the 128GB HTC U11 on HTC's website was the HTC U11 Plus.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Competition is becoming fierce. Fight the good fight HTC.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Welp, found my HTC 10 replacement, right on cue.

22. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I replaced my htc 10 with the htc U11 .. Seriously there is a huge difference in everything: : 1. Screen brightness in the U11 is much better. 2. Much much faster and smooth performance. 3. Great battery life compared to the htc 10 although the battery is the same (i.e. 3,000 mAh) 4. Camera is the best ever that i have seen .. Htc 10's camera can not be compared with the one on the U11.. 5. Does not get hot in any case unlike htc 10.. 6. Sound Quality is amazing .. Clear and so loud!!

10. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

This is the phone they should have put out to begin with.

11. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Lets see people complain now :)

14. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I think no more complaints this time :)

12. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well, at least they realized that the U11 was dead on arrival and needed a quick replacement. You can't sell a flagship with huge bezels. Even the iPhone 8 demand is very low.

13. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

The iPhone 8 demand is low because there is no major upgrade compared to the 7/7 Plus .. Most of iPhone fans will wait for the iPhone X because they are looking for sometg Hing new and different .. Who told you that the htc U11 is dead on arrival??? I have one and bezels do not bother me.. If you prefer bezeless phones .. It doesnt mean that everyone should listen to you and follow your advise !

15. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well...it seems that HTC thinks different than you do, rushing a bezel-less phone in November 2017 rather than March-April 2018.

17. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

If S8 had same design of S7 edge , sales would be great too. Iphone 8 will sell well too, even with same look of i6. If Htc drops the 16MP front cam for tiny bezel, it will sell even less than u11. They no longer provide the great front speakers. I still wonder why the Bezel Patrol never complains about Huawei, OnePlus, Xiaomi or Motorola. P10+, OP5 and Z2 Force have same size of XZP, U11 and i8+. P10, Mi6 same size of XZ1, X4 is 2mm taller. Always Sony, Htc or Apple.

24. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Huawei just released their bezel-less Mate 10 Lite, Xiaomi just released the Mi Mix 2, OnePlus and Motorola just don't matter...

26. LiveFaith

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Lumberjack, I've been complaining about the bloated bezels for a decade now. For some hellish reason, the tech industry held on to the stupid giant bezels for waaay too long. Once the dam broke, everyone has to embrace or get run out of the party. Now using bezels for something worthwhile like dual front facing speakers is another story. But for most every device outside HTC the bezels were just an utter drag on form and function. The "cat's outta the bag". Nobody will ever go back now.

16. joinboone

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2017

I'm comfortable with this phone

18. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

On other news.. Google actually take 2,000 HTC's employeeshttp://techreport.com/news/32580/google-acqui-hires-2-000-htc-employees-for-1-1-billion

19. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I would hope it doesn’t bend like u11 does

20. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

No thanks. Google should have just bought them and gutted them in my opinion.

21. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

The glossy fingerprint magnet design is terrible !

23. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

f**k you lightsaber ratio, f**k you.

25. LiveFaith

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Well, way to go you bunch of morons. We've been begging and pleading with you en masse for years to dump the stupid bezels and streamline your phones. You totally ignored it. Then several of your competitors finally embrace the obvious, your new flagship gets totally smacked down because it looks like a dinosaur. Then shazaaaaaam, you get a revelation to trim off the bezels. Unbelievable!

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