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HTC U11 Plus renders surface online

HTC U11 Plus unofficial render (Source: TheRoyale)
HTC U11 Plus render (Source: TheRoyale)
The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-driven HTC U11 Plus is expected to get an official launch on November 2, when it is also supposed to become the first HTC handset with a display ratio of 18:9.

Earlier this week, HTC started to send invites to a press event that will take place on November 2. The HTC U11 Plus (also known as "Ocean Master") is one of the handsets that everyone expects to see during this event, and it looks like this device will finally help HTC to join the other big brands which already launched handsets that feature displays with an 18:9 ratio.

The unofficial 3D renders and the 360-degree video that ended up online earlier this week show a device similar to the existing HTC U11, but larger and without the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack. A single main camera is also clearly visible, while the fingerprint reader has been moved to the back, thus leaving a lot of space for the (apparently) 6-inch Quad HD+ touchscreen display.

Leaving the design aside, most of the features of this upcoming flagship have been mentioned more than once in various leaks and rumors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, for example, is highly unlikely to be replaced with another chip. After all, this SoC is Qualcomm's most powerful mobile processor to date and the U11 Plus definitely looks like a flagship device.

The squeezable edges and HTC's Boom sound technology should be in the list of features as well. We expect at least 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants, as well as at least 64 GB internal storage (and one or two more choices on top of it).

In addition to all the above, also expect Android 8.0 Oreo to power the HTC U11 Plus straight out of the box. There is no information about the price yet, but we should hear more about it at launch. Until then, we should take all the specs and the images/videos with a grain of salt.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-10-20 (Update: 2017-10-20)