HTC U 11 leaks in video ahead of official launch

Meanwhile another report has it that the U 11 will ship with Baidu's DuerOS AI in China. Blass says that phone would be named the HTC U 11.

This follows a January 2017 launch for the HTC U Ultra, which is the flagship phablet in the new line-up. All these features do make the HTC U 11 a compelling device. The video also confirms a couple of specifications, namely the expected presence of a Snapdragon 835 processor, and 6GB of RAM for the Chinese market (we likely won't see more than 4GB elsewhere), with a 12MP camera at the back and an 16MP front camera.

Alright, you Americans might be a little miffed that HTC wants to show off its new phone in the wee hours of a workday and jeez, couldn't it have waited just a few hours, like, that's all we could've asked for? It is said to flaunt a 5.5-inch QHD 1440p display with the 16:9 aspect ratio. A 3000 mAh battery is expected to power the device with Quick Charge 3.0.

THE HTC U 11 dubbed as "Ocean" will have an 'Edge Sense' feature which was teased in a video by HTC.

HTC U 11 is expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat underneath HTC Sense 9.

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The company posted a short teaser couple of days before the launch which doesn't reveal much, but the caption, "360 real-life recording", might tell us something. The video also shows a calibration screen where one can see how the force is registered on the sides, though throughout the hands-on it did seemed like it wasn't as seamless as we'd want it to be.

The latest report from Taiwan says that the pre-ordering price in Taiwan might be 19,900 New Taiwan dollars or around $660.

The $660 price tag puts the HTC U 11 a bit cheaper than the Galaxy S8, which is priced at $725, for an unlocked version. Edge Sense gives the phone's user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.

The HTC 10, announced more than a year ago, was recently put on discount and now costs $600.

  • Delia Davidson