HTC at the official launch of the U Ultra and the U-Play at the CES 2017 in January noted that there would be a more premium smartphone coming into the market soon although it never revealed what to expect. However, seeing as both smartphones released failed to feature the latest processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, all eyes were turned to what the tech company is bringing in next as it is most likely the device runs on the latest and fastest chipset.
In line with its promise and that of bringing the Sapphire edition of the U Ultra to the market, indications have shown that the tech company may be releasing the HTC U, which is most likely the HTC 11, the successor to the much famed HTC 10 in April.
The device is expected to feature top of the line tech improvements including the latest processor from Qualcomm amongst other improvements.
Recall that the U Ultra came into the market sporting the much older Snapdragon 821 processor which spells that the highly customizable device is nothing close to a flagship device along with its twin, the U Play.
On what to expect on the HTC 11 device, the device according to recent leaks suggests that the tech company is looking to continue in the line of metal builds although the device may come lacking the 3.5mm audio jack.
More on the HTC 11 device suggests that it will sport a 5.5-inch display with a screen resolution pegged at 1440 x 2560 pixel along with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layered on top for protection against cracks and scratches.
Under the hood will be the latest and of course fastest Qualcomm produced Snapdragon 835 chipset with the Adreno 540 GPU layered in for graphics.
The device is also expected to come powered with the latest Android OS 7 Nougat with 4GB of RAM or 6GB layered under the hood. For internal storage memory, the next flagship device from the Taiwanese OEM is expected to feature 64BG or 128 GB onboard storage although indications exist that the device may be available in variants.
For connectivity and other security options, the device is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner embedded into the Home button along with a USB Type-C charging port and a 3,000 mAh battery equipped with Quick Charge. As the device is rumored to be lacking the traditional 3.5mm audio jack, HTC made up for it by integrating the Taiwanese OEM’s signature dual stereo speaker onto the device.