HTC U11 Plus to be water-resistant, Edge Sense and Boom Sound also on board

In the last several days, we've heard a lot about the unannounced HTC U11 Plus, a new smartphone that will likely be officially unveiled on November 2 (possibly marketed as U11+). In addition to what we already knew about the HTC U11 Plus, we're now hearing that the handset will be dust- and water-resistant, thanks to an IP68-certified body. The info was shared today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who is almost always right when it comes to leaks.   


With an IP68 certification, the U11 Plus will be more water-resistant than the already launched HTC U11 (IP67). In concrete terms, while the U11 is safe in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, the U11 Plus should be able to withstand submersion in up to 1.5 meters for the same period of time.


Evan Blass also reveals that the HTC U11 Plus comes with Edge Sense, Boom Sound, and a 3930 mA battery supporting Quick Charge 3.0. The phone will further offer a 12 MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual LED flash, and an 8 MP front-facing camera. As for the device's screen, this should be a 6-inch LCD one with 1440 x 2880 pixels (18:9 aspect ratio).


Recent renders and genuine photos have shown that the HTC U11 Plus has almost no side bezels, although its top and bottom bezels aren't particularly thin. Nevertheless, the handset should still be pretty compact for a 6-inch device - reportedly, it measures 158.2 x 74.6 x 9.1 mm, meaning it's narrower, and not much taller than the HTC U11 (which sports a 5.5-inch screen and measures 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm).


Powered by a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the HTC U11+ seemingly has two variants - one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, and a superior one with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. Both should feature microSD card slots.

The U11 Plus will run Android 8 Oreo out of the box. For now, we don't know when and where the smartphone will be released, but we're looking forward to seeing HTC share these details come November 2.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter) 

Related phones

  • 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)



1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

You don't say!

2. waqarzec

Posts: 72; Member since: May 09, 2013

Can't wait for this beast

3. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

It will be the best phone of the year: GO hTC!

4. LGV20

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2017

That’s your opinion.

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

One thing for sure, the phone of the year is not going to be V20. -CapObvious

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The Note8 already won the award of the best phone of the year.

13. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Remote control of the year.. I guess.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If that makes you feel better, I guess. But yeah, let this sink in: :-)

8. sirohunter

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

v30 baby

11. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Worst display baby

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2357; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It is sort of funny to me when people say a phone that releases from September onward as the phone of the year. Yeah it’s the phone of the year for the next 4 months. And then by January we hear of upcoming devices at CES and MWC that steal any thunder the “phone of the year” had. Not directing this necessarily at you, but rather to those in general that make that statement.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Really, phones have gotten so good in general, there need to be 3 phones of the year. Or as you point out, at least a 1st half/2nd half year thing.

10. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Ignore everything and call it a failure because it doesn't have a headphone jack. Logic these days.

12. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

So iPhone is also a big failure if this is how you measure failure .. Thats very silly!

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