HTC U11 variant with 6-inch 18:9 display pops on GFXBench
HTC’s U11 smartphone is getting some serious attention these days, with all sorts of rumors and leaks going around ahead of the official reveal of the U11 Plus model. According to GFXBench, HTC plans to release an U11 variant with a 6-inch 18:9 display sporting the 2880 x 1440 resolution. The “2Q4D1” model might be a re-release of the original U11 that adds the new near bezel-less display.
The benchmark information also reveals the specs of the mystery U11 model. These include the same Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC and Adreno 540 GPU, plus 64 GB of internal storage, but the RAM is limited to 4 GB of RAM. The camera setup seems to be the same, as well, with 12 MP on the back and 8 MP in front. The new variant will include the updated Oreo 8.0 Android OS version.
HTC seemed to have been reticent about the inclusion of an 18:9 display in its smartphones, but with all the major brands like LG and Samsung releasing models with the 2:1 form-factor, it looks like HTC is finally succumbing to the trend and offering its first 18:9 screen in the updated U11 version. The U11 Plus will be officially revealed on November 2, and HTC is expected to reveal the 18:9 version around the same date.