Retail box art for the HTC U 11 surfaces confirming the flagship model's specs?
What appears to be a portion of the art that would appear on the retail box for the HTC U 11 has been leaked. If legit, this provides us with a treasure trove of information pertaining to HTC's next flagship phone, which is expected to be unveiled on May 16th. According to the image, the phone will feature a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB/6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage. A 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage.
The rear-facing camera weighs in at 12MP (Ultra Pixel 3) with an aperture of f/1.7. Video can be jitter-free thanks to the inclusion of UIS. The front-facing 16MP camera has an f/2.0 aperture and takes Selfie Panoramas. A fingerprint scanner is on board, and the U 11 has an IP 57 certification rating; this means that the handset can be submerged in up to 3.2-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and still survive. Somewhat disappointing is the 3000mAh battery that keeps the hamster wheel spinning, but Quick Charge 3.0 will refresh the cell quickly.
According to the leaked box art, the HTC U 11 is equipped with HTC BoomSound and HTC Usonic Active Noise Cancellation. The phone comes with Hi-Res Audio, and 3D Audio Recording. It supports dual nano SIM cards, NFC and Edge Sense. The latter is the new feature that allows you to squeeze the phone to call up applications. The apps can then be opened by tapping on the touch sensitive edges of the device.
We've already seen images of the handset, and HTC has teased the Edge Sense feature. With the unveiling almost two-weeks away, we could see a lot more leaks appear just prior to the official announcement. Check in often!