HTC U with Snapdragon 835 SoC spotted on Geekbench listing

Geekbench listing reveals HTC's new phone running the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Highlights

    • HTC U spotted in Geekbench listing
    • The phone is tipped to feature Snapdragon 835 SoC
    • HTC has sent invites for May 16 launch event

HTC’s most anticipated flagship for the year is set to launch on May 16 and rumour mill is buzzing with new details almost every day. With leaks revealing a few important aspects of the alleged HTC U, the phone has now been spotted on the cross-platform processor benchmark Geekbench.

The model with the codename HTC CBP on the Geekbench listing appears to be running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. The device scores 1912 in the single-core test, and 6137 in the multi-core test. The listing also reveals the phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 1.9GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM.

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HTC has recently put out a teaser video that emphasises on the upcoming smartphone’s ‘Edge Sensors’. The video also shows off the smartphone having a sleek design and glossy liquid surface on the back.

Rumours earlier have suggested that the upcoming flagship will likely be named HTC U 11. The phone is tipped to be the successor of HTC One 10. The HTC U supposedly the HTC U 11 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 resolution) display and run HTC Sense 9 UI based Android 7.1. The HTC U is tipped to sport a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor at the back and a 16-megapixel IMX351 sensor at the front. The HTC U will reportedly come in two variants- 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM, 128GB storage with microSD card support for storage expansion. The device is said to pack a 3000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The Edge Sensor on the smartphone will have pressure sensitive edges that can be activated by squeezing. The touch sensitive frame will be able to interpret gestures into actions and also enable the user to open apps and perform functions by simply swiping, squeezing the edges of the device.

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HTC has already started sending invitation for the upcoming flagship launch event which is scheduled to take place in Tapei, New York and London. The new smartphone from the Taiwanese tech company will be the third on the line after the premium HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play that were unveiled in January this year.