Rumored specs for the HTC 11 include a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 display, and a 12MP rear camera
posted by Alan F. / Nov 04, 2016, 3:28 AM
Now that the Chicago Cubs have ended their long drought and won the World Series, we get the feeling that anything is possible. Perhaps a company stuck in a slump of its own (one not as long as the Cubs' dry spell lasted) is ready to make a comeback. HTC might be the company to take advantage of any leftover image problem that affects Samsung after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. After all, HTC didn't miss knocking the ball out of the park by that much with the HTC 10.
So what is HTC planning for its next flagship model? According to a rumor that comes out of China, the HTC 11 will come with a larger 5.5-inch display, carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. We could see a dual-curved edge screen. A 12MP rear-facing camera is said to be on board with an 8MP camera in front for selfies and video chats.
We'd like to see HTC keep OIS on both cameras, stuff a 4000mAh battery into the device, and add an IP certification rating of IP67 to the HTC 11. We can't stress enough the importance of having a large capacity battery and the ability to withstand submersion in water. Add those two features, and perhaps HTC will turn things around next year just like the Cubs did this year.
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5.5, 12/8MP, and QHD? Sounds like they're building the Pixe all over again and just sticking and HTC logo on it.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 3:57 AM 8
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Besides the new screen size (5.5 from 5.2) and a bump in the front-facing camera (8 MP from 5 MP), the rest have already been on the HTC 10. So, I'm not sure why you're suggesting they are just copying the Pixel, when they've had those same specs on their previous HTC 10 flagship. And my eyes must be deceiving me, but I also don't see any dual-curved edges on the Pixel.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 6:40 AM 0
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It was quite funny back then when HTC got frustrated that Samsung didn't supply AMOLED panel to its flagship lines. Guess what, HTC wasn't playing fair game with Samsung. While Samsung was pretty honest and supported HTC with its latest AMOLED tech, HTC was being a snake with 2 heads, a blatant coward and attacked Samsung on the back. Now let it uses that outdated LCD display and enjoy its failure as it is always meant to be.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 3:59 AM 0
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Wth do you mean? And how did htc exactly attack samsung in the back?
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 4:47 AM 6
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Nah, Samsung just had an excuse. Apparently it didn't want to supply its AMOLED panel to HTC because HTC was being a jerk. Samsung was actually capable of making an adequate quantity of AMOLED for other OEMs. Stop being a blind HTC fanboy dude, you're cheated.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 6:07 AM 0
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Why is every company want to build dual curve screen. Apart from being futuristic and no side bezel, the curve screen doesn't bring any useful function at all ( except for samsung with edge function which seldom used in daily life)
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 4:35 AM 0
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Bring back the m8 with a decent camera and it's a winner.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 4:44 AM 2
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Smartphone now stuck with Qhd display
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 5:19 AM 1
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Well the specs are nothing to get excited about, maybe if this was 2014 those would look like upgrades. They had better bring a lot more to the table in way of design changes if they hope to actually steal market share. They won't touch the S8 if they just continue to recycle the M7. It will need MST, in screen fingerprint, 90% display coverage, waterproofing, stereo speakers, dual camera, and more just to be on par. I think they would need it to dual boot to WP or Chrome, or include Tango, or have a Blackberry partnership to include a secure partition, or put 5000mAh metal ion batteries or something like that to actually inspire any boost in sales.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 7:29 AM 0
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I would like to see better waterproofing. Stereo speakers would be nice, maybe keep the tweeter in front on the top and on the bottom 2 speakers, front facing would be best. The Ocean phone teaser had a cool feature with the touch sensitive frame that could be neat if done right.
posted on Nov 04, 2016, 12:50 PM 0
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