HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins


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.



source: Couponraja via OnLeaks (Twitter)

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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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30 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

All the same nothing different...

10. illregal

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It's a plus model.

28. Eddy_m

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2017

no. its a plus and bazel less model.like s8+. this is 't a new flagship.

2. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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 ???

19. RKNY2203

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

Because Pixel 2 XL has front facing stereo speakers. Thats why HTC (which is under Google now) cant make similar smartphone IMHO

22. Beijendorf unregistered

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?

27. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

correct your information again

30. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

bs they are their own company.

21. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

31. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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 :(

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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.

24. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

4. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I like it other than the lack of a headphone jack.

5. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

That's what we're calling big chins now?

6. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The big chins has to be there in order to accommodate the 4000 mah battery. So I think it's the right design decision in the end as the bigger battery matters more

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Once HTC over with big bezel, it's one of best glass phone design.

8. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

That battery alone might get me to pick this up.

9. illregal

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Hot damn

11. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Meh... Why not add a stereospeaker on that button chin? Bring the back Boom Speakers as we all remember it to be. They've lost their designing ways in ways in my opinion...

12. JohnR

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Looks a hell of a lot better than either of the Pixels

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That battery life will be godly good. Sign me the F up!

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2357; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

16. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

No matter what a manufacturer does now, they will always have 1 design flaw that everyone will get tunnel vision on. Toss the baby out with the bath water...

17. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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?

23. Beijendorf unregistered

Google only bought the Pixel part of HTC. They still have 2000 research and development staff left.

18. fastfreddy123

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

i dunno im happy with my htc u11 bezels dont bother me i like the stereo speakers 5.5 is good enough for me and i dont feel the need to upgrade at this point

20. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It's about time they bring back the old design of the m7/m9/m9 and put back the front facing speakers. That's what would make them stand out since most near bezel less phones nowadays look alike.

25. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

they are not able to do great 2017 phone that's all

26. kheng12

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2017

HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company ?? Is it real?

29. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Nope. They'll probably have a u12

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