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HTC U11 Plus rumored to sport bezel-less design

The HTC 11 is set to be joined by a larger bezel-less stablemate. (Source: HTC)
The HTC 11 is set to be joined by a larger bezel-less stablemate. (Source: HTC)
According to a new report, HTC is planning to launch a Plus-size model of its flagship U11 smartphone. The device will also be the first from HTC to feature a bezel-less design.

If there is one area that HTC’s 2017 smartphone range has been a little lacking is with its circa 2016 bezels. This is set to change in a big way if there is any truth to a new report suggesting that it will launch a bezel-less U11 Plus with 18:9 display before the end of the year. The device is among three that surfaced by their codename earlier this week, but nothing was known about the designs until now.

Going by the codename Ocean Master, the U11 Plus will feature a 5.99-inch display made by JDI with a 1,440 x 2,880 pixel resolution. As with all Android flagships launched this year, it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 matched with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. Storage will come in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities. It will feature the highly rated 12 MP rear camera found on the standard HTC U11 released earlier this with an 8 MP front facing camera. Other key features will include IP68 certification water and dust resistance, HTC’s Edge Sense squeezable side edge tech, and Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0.

The HTC U11 Plus will be the first HTC flagship post the US$1.1 billion partial acquisition of its mobile business by Google. With its renewed emphasis on trying to recapture lost market share in recent years, the U11 Plus will get a special unveiling in China on November 11. We can expect more details about pricing and global availability at that time.


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-09-22 (Update: 2017-09-22)