HTC U 11 'Squeezable Smartphone' Specifications Leaked With 'Edge Sense' Feature

HTC U 11 'Squeezable Smartphone' Specifications Leaked With 'Edge Sense' Feature

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Highlights
  • The phone will be launched by the company on May 16
  • The HTC U 11 has been tipped to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • HTC U 11 expected to sport a 5.5-inch quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) display

HTC's upcoming smartphone, dubbed as HTC U aka HTC U 11 aka 'squeezable smartphone', will be launched by the company on May 16 but a new batch of alleged specifications of the device have already made their way to the Internet. As per the leaked specifications of the device, HTC U 11 is expected to pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC just like recently released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.

The leaked box art for the upcoming HTC U 11, obtained by MySmartPrice, suggests that the phone will be made available with a dual-SIM variant, run Android 7.1.1 Nougat (with HTC Sense UI & Edge Sense), and sport a 5.5-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. As mentioned earlier, it is expected to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC, based on a GeekBench listing. The HTC U 11 has been tipped to come with memory/ storage combination of 6GB of RAM/ 128GB built-in storage and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB built-in storage. The smartphone has been tipped to feature storage expandable up to 2TB.

In terms of optics, at back, the HTC U 11 is expected to sport a 12-megapixel UltraPixel (possibly Sony IMX362 sensor) camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, dual-tone LED flash, and 4K video recording capabilities. At front, the phone has been tipped to come with a 16-megapixel (possibly Sony IMX351 sensor) with f/2.0 aperture, and 1080p video recording capability.

The HTC U 11 is expected to house a 3000mAh non-removable battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers options including 4G LTE (dual-SIM in some markets), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C. Notably, the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack has not been confirmed as of now.

The upcoming smartphone from HTC has been tipped to feature a fingerprint scanner embedded into its home button and come with water and dust resistance rating of IP57. In terms of audio features, the HTC U 11 is expected to offer HTC BoomSond, Hi-Res Audio, HTC Usonic (Active Noise Cancellation), and 3D Audio Recording, as per MySmartPrice.

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