Retail box art for the HTC U 11 surfaces confirming the flagship model's specs?
by Alan Friedman / May 01, 2017, 4:54 AM
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!
- 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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Wow, 128GB and 6GB RAM along with MicroSDXC of up to 2TB! Crazy good.
posted on May 01, 2017, 5:14 AM 6
All phones with microSDXC slot support upto 2TB cards. Even my 4 year old S4 will run 2TB cards fine. I'm not excited about the 128GB/6Gb option personally since I know it will touch $1000 easy. What I'm disappointed is that the base model is shipping with 4GB RAM. 3000 mAh is the final nail in the coffin.
posted on May 01, 2017, 6:09 AM 9
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That's because 256GB cards are the biggest right now. The two standards are: SDHC - Up to 32GB SDXC - Up to 2TB If a phone claims anything higher than 32GB (which is just about all these days) then it supports up to 2TB.
posted on May 01, 2017, 6:43 AM 3
No, the S8 supports upto 2TB. Any phone with microSDXC supports upto 2TB cards. Samsung says: "You can expand upto 256GB" HTC/LG: "The phone supports upto 2TB" Both statements are correct, the difference is in the wording since 256GB is the max capacity available to consumers right now.
posted on May 01, 2017, 6:45 AM 2
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I've read somewhere that the reason manufacturers say "supports up to ___GB/TB in storage" is for liability reasons because if a manufacturer were to say it supports up to, let's say, 4TB of memory but when such a card is created and it ends up not being able to be used then the manufacturer is liable for misinforming the consumer. I've also read that it depends on the software/firmware and the format of the card.
posted on May 01, 2017, 9:43 AM 0
The only reason I'm not getting the S8 is because of the battery. It's not fine for any phone to have a display bigger than 5" and have that small of a battery. It states in the post that it's going to have 3000 mAh battery. Learn to read.
posted on May 01, 2017, 7:35 AM 0
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Dude I don't need to learn to read, you're the one who needs to use some logic. The whole post is about the leaked Image of the box which doesn't say anything about the battery. I don't know where on earth the writer got the 3000mah from. If the post is based on a leaked image, I would first see the Image and not the post
posted on May 01, 2017, 8:01 AM 4
I know that. I'm just saying that if it's true i.e. the battery is 3000 mAh, the phone will be DoA. Also U ultra has 3000 mAh battery, so there's a good chance they will reuse the module. I need at least 3500 mAh in a phone in 2017 or super efficient processor a la iPhone. 4000 would be ideal.
posted on May 01, 2017, 8:46 AM 0
That's the Snapdragon version. I'm talking about Exynos variant. Also crazy good is a very subjective thing. Even the exynos will literally thrash almost all 2016 flagships. It just falls behind the exynos S7 edge, which had a monstrous battery life.
posted on May 01, 2017, 3:11 PM 0
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Freakin thank you, I was looking for where it said anything about the battery as well, and nothing, so you are absolutely correct. So why in the hell would he write that if he didn't see proof....smdh.
posted on May 01, 2017, 4:51 PM 0
HTC doesn't make batteries. It sources the batteries like every other manufacturer. It sources from LG, Sony or Samsung as do every other manufacturer. All old phones degrade at 20% per 500 cycles. No exceptions. There is no secret sauce unless you are using new tech like on the S8 series and new phones that will come out in 2017. New phones coming out in 2017 will degrade just 5% per 500 cycles compared to 20% earlier. So that's good. Having the S7 edge doesn't make you smarter or your statement any less false. I have the Oneplus 3 and my phone battery has degraded by about 15-20% after about 400 cycles, which is on par with what I expected.
posted on May 01, 2017, 8:50 AM 0
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There's one thing you can do to reduce the degradation significantly. Charge upto only 80%. I've got 359 charge cycles currently and my battery has only degraded about 9 percent. I only recently started doing this, but still the difference is big.
posted on May 01, 2017, 9:17 AM 0
It depends on what charge you keep your phone on. Stupid people like me don't let it go below 50% and charge it to 100% all the time. Get the battery replaced. It's not the fault of the manufacturer since each battery cell is different.
posted on May 01, 2017, 10:53 AM 0
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Muayyad i got to agree on older Samsung phone. S8 and S8+ use a new generation of battery ( only LG has similar one in LG G? ) They are impossible to make explode and can do much more recharge cycle before its start to loose some.
posted on May 01, 2017, 11:16 AM 0
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