HTC U 11 leaks have been in abundance in the past, and we already know that the big highlight is set to be the Edge Sensor feature, which enables users to perform various functions by ‘squeezing’ the metal edges of the device. There’s also no 3.5mm audio jack, something that has been reiterated by the latest leak as well. The HTC U 11 has now appeared in a virtual render, showing the smartphone from all angles for the first time.
The virtual render has been leaked by noted tipster OnLeaks, and the video shows a vibrant glossy red HTC U 11. The render shows us that the left edge of the device is kept clean, while the right edge has the volume rockers and power button. The HTC U 11 is seen sporting the same glossy finish as the other ‘U’ devices launched earlier this year, and it also has no 3.5mm audio jack. The bottom edge of the device sports a USB Type-C port, a speaker grille, and two holes – perhaps for an in-call mic and noise cancellation? On the top edge, there’s also one hole for the mic, and one for ejecting the SIM/ microSD slot tray.
At the front we see the capsule shaped Home Button, underneath which the fingerprint sensor will presumably be placed. The screen seems to be spilling off the edges, but it’s not switched on to ascertain whether the display takes up all the real estate, or it’s just a design tactic of the render.
The HTC U 11 is set to be unveiled in Taiwan on May 16, and is tipped to bundle USB Type-C based headphones and USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter inside the box. As for specifications, previous leaks suggest that the phone will be made available with a dual-SIM variant, run Android Nougat with HTC Sense UI & Edge Sense, and sport a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is expected to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, and has been tipped to come with memory/ storage combination of 6GB of RAM/ 128GB built-in storage and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB built-in storage. The smartphone has been tipped to feature storage expandable up to 2TB.
In terms of optics, the HTC U 11 is expected to sport a 12-megapixel UltraPixel (possibly Sony IMX362 sensor) rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, dual-tone LED flash, and 4K video recording capabilities. At front, the phone has been tipped to come with a 16-megapixel (possibly Sony IMX351 sensor) with f/2.0 aperture, and 1080p video recording capability.
The HTC U 11 is expected to house a 3000mAh non-removable battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers options including 4G LTE (dual-SIM in some markets), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C.
The fingerprint scanner embedded into its home button and come with water and dust resistance rating of IP57. In terms of audio features, the HTC U 11 is expected to offer HTC BoomSond, Hi-Res Audio, HTC Usonic (Active Noise Cancellation), and 3D Audio Recording.