HTC had already sent media invites for a smartphone launch event to be held early next month. The invite didn’t give any hint as what to expect from the event, except that the upcoming device would be from the U series. However, reports widely suggest that it could be the HTC U11 Plus that will likely be unveiled at the HTC event on November 2.
The alleged HTC U11 Plus recently popped up on Geekbench with specification details. And now leaked images of the device has given quite a fair sketch of the new smartphone. The set of images first spotted Droid Life was found listed on Chinese telecommunication authority, TENAA.
The image on the TENAA listing shows off a handset that appears to be a bigger version of HTC flagship model, the HTC U11. But this time around the upcoming HTC smartphone might flaunt a taller display with narrow bezels. The power button and volume keys could be seen sitting on the right edge. The fingerprint sensor is moved at the rear panel below the primary camera. Like the U11, the Plus variant might boast a glossy surface design. Up front, the image shows slightly thick bezels at the top housing the sensors and microphone. Further, the TENAA listing suggests that the supposed new HTC smartphone might ditch the 3.5mm jack for headphone.
Previous reports have indicated that the HTC U11 Plus will be powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is said to come with IP68 rated water resistance and feature a 12MP rear camera. The phone is tipped to carry two RAM/storage configuration- 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB native storage.
Besides the U11 Plus, rumours suggest that an additional smartphone, HTC U11 Life might be unveiled at the event. The smartphone is rumoured to feature a 5.2-inch full HD display and fueled by Snapdragon 630 chipset. The U11 Life is said to offer Edge Sense feature. WinFuture notes that HTC might also introduce an Android-One version of HTC U11 Life. The handset is tipped to cost €400 (around Rs. 30,500). We will find out if these reports turn out to be true when HTC officially takes the wraps off its new smartphone next month.