HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins
by Cosmin Vasile / Oct 18, 2017, 5:03 PM
HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google.
The smartphone is supposed to go official on November 2, but the first details about the U11 Plus have already emerged earlier today. But for those who would rather take a peek at the upcoming HTC flagship before it gets announced, we finally have a couple of pictures to show you courtesy of OnLeaks.
These images are based on the HTC U11 Plus' CAD (computer-aided design) files, a format that is used by engineers to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. Basically, these are the closest thing to an official press render.
It appears that HTC will use the same “Liquid surface” technique on the back of the phone, so the U11 Plus will feature a mirror-like battery cover. Although the flagship seems to have thin bezels, the upper and lower chins are rather thick versus other top-tier phones like Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG V30.
HTC U11 Plus ditches the 3.5mm audio jack, so you'll be forced to use the USB Type-C port instead. There's a single lens camera on the back side, along with a fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor inside, paired with 4GB or 6GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB internal memory.
Finally, the U11 Plus will boast a huge 6-inch display with Quad HD resolution, and it will measure158.2 x 74.6 x 9.1 mm. Also, rumor has it HTC will put a 4,000 mAh battery inside its upcoming flagship.
- 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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All the same nothing different...
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 5:12 PM 4
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if there isn't fingerprint reader on the front so why there isn't stereo speakers on the front like the HTC ONE M7 and M8 and M9 ???
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 5:12 PM 8
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Because Pixel 2 XL has front facing stereo speakers. Thats why HTC (which is under Google now) cant make similar smartphone IMHO
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 11:17 PM 0
HTC isn't under Google. HTC gave Google a non-exclusive licensing to some of its patents, and transferred 2000 workers that were working on the Pixel phones. HTC still has some 12 000 employees left, as well as patents, manufacturing, R&D, etc. Did you really think you could buy a corporation worth something like 100 billion for a measly 1.1 billion?
posted on Oct 19, 2017, 1:24 AM 1
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The reason it still has still huge bezels is most likely they haven't figured out how to do it since I think the internal design of the phone has not changed ever since the m7. They should definitely put back the front facing speakers or bring back the old design as that's what they were known for in the past
posted on Oct 19, 2017, 12:01 AM 1
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the Pixel 2 is under HTC while Pixel 2 XL is under LG. Quite a bummer honestly I still can't find another HTC that could replace my Desire Eye which by the way is still working perfectly fine even if it's now just stuck in Marshmallow, I can't quite move on... oh and it has a headphone jack :(
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:36 AM 0
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HTC never fully gets the right designs....they always miss design 1 or two things everytime. If you have keeping bezels without a finger print scanner, then you need to use the space like dual stereo speakers, otherwise, take the bezels away. Ohh well another phone not being sold.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 5:18 PM 9
You say that as if engineers are magical and can do anything they want. If HTC could they would have zero bezels and dual front facing speakers. But they don't, because they don't have the technical expertise. Sacrifices have to be made while technology progressed to the point where it becomes possible, and that's not now.
posted on Oct 19, 2017, 1:44 AM 0
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I don't think the device necessarily has "big chins". At least not the same level as the regular U11 or the Pixel. It appears to be almost a normal size bezel on the top and bottom. I actually quite like the look. I wonder how they'll tread in the smartphone community with the new obsession over dual-cameras.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 7:35 PM 4
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Yawn...HTC is a dead company as far as phones are concerned. With Google buying the mobile division will we see anymore phones? Will they bother to provide software updates next year?
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 9:47 PM 0
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HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company ?? Is it real?
posted on Oct 19, 2017, 5:50 AM 1
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