HTC Teases U11 Plus On Twitter
HTC has been in the news for the better part of 2017 despite not having the best of financial years. Even though the HTC U11 was highly praised for its camera and overall performance, the company still managed to rake in the lowest profit in the past few years. Now, it looks like HTC is going to take another swing at the smartphone market with what looks like a flagship phone. For weeks, the mid-ranger HTC U11 Life and flagship phone U11 Plus have been leaked in certification and benchmark websites. Taking to Twitter, HTC has teased a phone launch on the 2nd of November and it might be the flagship phone U11 Plus that we get to see.
In the teaser above, you can see a single camera setup and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. The HTC U11 had a fingerprint sensor housed inside in the home button, this was possible because of the thick bezels around the display. Changing the position of the fingerpint sensor to the back might indicate that the upcoming device could have thin bezels and hence, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back of the phone. It is worth noting however, that the last time HTC used a rear mounted fingerprint sensor was in 2013′ One Max, and that phone had bezels.
All of this however, is speculation and HTC might just end up launching the HTC U11 Life. Reports suggested that both the HTC U11 Life and Plus variant will be launched and it might be the case as HTC would rather flaunt the flagship phone in a teaser than both the phones.
There isn’t much known about the U11 Plus yet. The device is expected have a 5.99-inch 2880 x 1440 px display translating to an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone will have minimal bezels and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Like the HTC U11, the Plus variant of the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The HTC U11 Plus is expected to come in two variants – one with 4GBR RAM/64GB storage and second variant which will be a top end version will come with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The smartphone is expected to have a 12MP rear-mounted camera. On the front, the U11 Plus is expected to have an 8MP sensor. HTC will not jump the dual-camera bandwagon just yet and continue with a single camera at the back just like the U11 (as is visible in the teaser). The U11 Plus is also expected to be IP68 certified water and dust resistant. It is also said to support Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and also include the HTC U11 Active Edge feature.
The phone(s) will be launched on the 2nd of November where its global availability and price will be officially revealed.