HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors

HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors
At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC's plans, the actual name of the manufacturer's next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That's right, make way for the HTC U 11. The device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.

The HTC U 11 is expected to carry a 5.5-inch Super LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will be powering the phone, carrying an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A rear-facing 12MP camera is included along with a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper. If the use of a 4000mAh battery in the mid-range HTC One X10 means anything, we could see a similar juicer for the HTC U 11. Carrying an IP57 certification rating, the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3.2 feet for as long as 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. Android 7.1 will be pre-installed, and a fingerprint scanner is on board. A new feature, recently teased by HTC, will allow users to squeeze the sides of the phone to activate certain applications. The model just received its Bluetooth certification, and will carry Bluetooth 5.0

Earlier this week, HTC revealed that it will officially introduce the HTC U 11 on Tuesday, May 16th at 2am EDT.

source: @evleaks, VentureBeat

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U11
  • 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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15 Comments

1. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

U better not screw this one up, HTC.

15. peace247 unregistered

Squeeze for fart sound!!

2. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I hope HTC gets this one right.

3. BullBrass

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I don't understand the need to squeeze a hand-held device. I could understand the coke machine giving a free coke for hugging it. Why on earth would this be a thing? Someone please enlighten me.

4. BullBrass

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Watching porn and it makes your expensive toy squeeze your junk when you squeeze the phone? I seriously can't see why.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Perhaps squeeze to launch the camera app.... Squeeze to wake up. Depends on how it's implemented and if its customizable. Short squeeze.... Long squeeze.... Double squeeze... Ect... I could see alot of use for it.

12. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Squeeze to take screen snapshot would be a nice use of it.

5. TechGirl90 unregistered

Interesting! looking forward to see what HTC brings to the table! :)

6. Reybanz88

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I feel terrible that I had to buy a Galaxy S8 ughhh. But HTC just can't get it right.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

HTC and their naming scheme though.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The new feature is either a gimmick or a trend setter like HTC has always been known for. choo choo choo can't stop the hype train.

10. torr310

Posts: 1627; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

1) HTC's naming just couldn't be consistent. 2) A new feature, recently teased by HTC, will allow users to squeeze the sides of the phone to activate certain applications. -- I wish this will be useful!

11. fario

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 21, 2017

Blue for me please cause I never had a blue colour phone and blue looks amazing

13. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I wish they would've‚Äč use AMOLED screen!.. I'm out, can't work with Google daydream

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hopefully they can make a comeback... I used to get all the HTC handsets, hd2, sensation, can't remember the one's that had the slide out keyboard... Those were the days...

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