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!

source: MySmartPrice

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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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74 Comments

1. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Water-resistance is at least included. Even if they are missing out on bezel-less, from what we've seen so far.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, 128GB and 6GB RAM along with MicroSDXC of up to 2TB! Crazy good.

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

11. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

I read that s8 only gets up to 256gb

12. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Lol it is same as the htc though

13. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Mmmh I've never seen a 2tb memory card, so what's the big deal!?

14. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

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.

15. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Because that is the biggest card made at this point in time

16. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

17. chancooluk

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

That's because 256GB is the highest capacity available. All phones that use Micro SDXC certified slots are capable of taking cards up to 2TB, in theory at least, such a thing doesn't exist yet.

34. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2359; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

38. cozze02

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

thats the highest capacity MSD card that samsung makes

42. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

in theory its can support up to 2 tb if the OEM make the software compatible. Almost any smartphone with sd card support could have thats. but max we can get is 256 gb right now unless i am mistaken.

66. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

2TB is the theoretical maximum. Samsung only advertises 256GB because there are no cards bigger than 256 right now.

18. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Where does it say it has 3000mah battery? When the Galaxy s8 has 3000mah battery it's fine, when htc has the same it's end of the world. I don't understand these nerds

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

21. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

26. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

39. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Get what you are saying , he got it from the source. So he is just writing what the source has written.

54. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Battery life has been crazy good on my GS8 unlocked Canadian variant so far.

56. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

58. mdolphins9998

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

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.

25. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

At least their batteries don't degrade as fast as Samsung's. I have the s7e BTW.

27. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

30. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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.

31. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I usually get the battery changed rather than do this. Costs $20 and you get all the battery life. Charging only upto 80% will get you less battery life anyway. So what's the point.

37. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I'm not alone smarty. My battery lost 30% in less than 500 cycles. Barely get 12 hours per charge with only 3 SOT. This is not normal by any means. Paid $850 to get this crap.

40. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

43. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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.

52. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I read about this but what makes the new batteries more durable? I think they are both lithium ion batteries. This only means Samsung went cheap on batteries.

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