Very few devices will match the description of the speculations that have arrived before their release as much as the HTC U11+. Now that the phone is finally released, all of the rumours surrounding the phone have been proven true, with the recently leaked video of the phone having also aided in showing off what the phone will actually look and feel like. The HTC U11+ will officially as of now, be the new HTC flagship smartphone.
The U11+ will serve as the successor to the previously released U11. The model improves on shortcomings of its predecessor and improves in design and specifications. The phone comes with smaller bezels now, keeping with the current trend followed by smartphones. The display is now a 6-inch 18:9 ratio QHD+ resolution unit topped with Gorilla Glass 5. The shrinking of the bezels is not as drastic as some of the other flagships out there, but it will do. Under the hood, HTC has also made some more improvements that should make the phone an offering worth considering over its contemporaries.
The Verge’s report mentions that HTC has equipped the smartphone with a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. At the back of the phone, will be a new 12MP UltraPixel 3 camera with optical image stabilization. On the front of the phone is an 8MP camera. Powering everything is an impressive 3,930mAh battery unit capable of support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. Software wise, the phone will feature Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. The phone is slated for a UK and Europe release later this month with price of 699 Pounds in the UK and 799 Euros in the continent. Whether the release will extend to beyond those regions is yet to be seen for now.
Based on information we gathered, here will be three colour options, including a translucent one. There is also wireless charging on the back, thanks to the round coil which can be seen underneath the translucent panel of the phone, underneath the fingerprint sensor. HTC has again omitted the headphone jack, forcing fans to either go wireless, or invest in a USB Type-C pair of wired headphones. That particular feature may be a deal-breaker for some, especially when there are options such as the Note 8 and LG V30 around, to offer better audio support. The timing of the phone’s release also comes in close to the release of the new OnePlus 5T, making the U11+ a not-so appealing consideration as an end of the year purchase, especially at those costs.