Google recently acquired part of HTC smartphone business to bolster its hardware business. In the same press note, HTC confirmed that it is already working on its next flagship phone, which is now allegedly called as HTC U11 Plus. Earlier this year, HTC launched its best smartphone even, the U11, but the smartphone failed to grab the attention of the consumers.
HTC recorded worst revenue ever in August 2017 in the last 13 years, which made the company sell its smartphone team to Google for $1.1 billion. Google’s deal will be win-win one for both the companies and a new report says that HTC is working hard on its next flagship phone and the successor to HTC U11.
A report from French website Frandroid, which is usually a reliable source for HTC leaks said that the company is working on the U11 Plus flagship smartphone, which would replace the HTC U11. The Taiwanese company is reportedly looking to launch the smartphone on November 11, where the mid-range HTC U11 Life also expected to be unveiled.
The publication also revealed some of the key specs of the HTC U11 Plus. This smartphone would be HTC’s first 18:9 display smartphone. The HTC U11 Plus is said to feature a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. This will be the highlight of the smartphone when compared to the HTC U11.
Being a flagship phone, the U11 Plus is expected to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device will also be IP68 certified and expected to feature the same 12MP rear camera of the U11, which is one the best rear cameras we have seen on a smartphone in recent times.
The HTC U11 Plus will also feature the Edge Sense technology with which you can interact with the smartphone by squeezing it. Also, the upcoming Google Pixel phones are expected to feature the Edge Sense technology.
As said earlier, the phone is expected to be announced on November 11, alongside the HTC Ocean Life smartphone, which is rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 630 SoC. Both the smartphones are said to be sold first in China.