Samsung and LG recently launched their brand new phones. They set the bars up for future companies like HTC. It is now May and it is heard to be the month of smartphones. Companies take the moment to announce their new phones and HTC has done that. On May 16, 2017, HTC will be holding an event in New York City for a confirmed announcement. It is confirmed that they will be releasing their all new phone and people are saying they might even announce some updates of the HTC Vive. I am personally really happy that they are doing that because we haven’t really heard anything from them since the time they announced their new VR system the HTC Vive. Just like other companies, HTC has arisen from the dead. Let’s talk about their new phone the HTC U 11. Let’s jump right into the specs of the phone.
Specs of the smartphone haven’t been confirmed because there are no actual specs given on their website. The weird thing is that the HTC website hasn’t been updated with a new page talking about the smartphone so keep an eye out on the confirmed specs once HTC takes the chance to update their website.
The picture above gives us a pretty good idea of what we are going to be seeing in the near future at the event. Things that have totally bean confirmed are the display, the OS, and the storage. There are important key factors such as the camera and processor that have not yet bee totally confirmed but are legit enough to have that on the phone. Not a big deal but just like all Android phones, HTC’s U 11 will be running the latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) software. The smartphone will be packed with a 5.5 ” display with a QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels). A new concept that is confirmed to be brought into the new phone is “Edge Sense“. This is the first time HTC will be adding this feature and basically what it is, in a nutshell, is it will allow your phone to open apps quickly just like how we have that sensor at the back of the Nexus 6P. This is a pretty concept that would gain popularity for the company because this is the first time a phone will be having that feature. I will be writing an article on this separately because it seems like a big topic to cover.
Things that have not yet been confirmed are in this piece of text. The phone will come with the latest Snapdragon processor which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (octa-core 64-bit Kryo 280 CPU + Adreno 540 GPU). This is all based off the picture at the top. It will come with the option of 4GB/6GB RAM of memory and will come with 64/128GB of internal storage which will be expandable up to 2TB (with microSDXC cards). This is super good because there are some people out there that take tons of pictures and download way too many apps so that is why HTC is making life easier for them.
I wanted to make this a separate part because the camera in this phone is actually a really big deal. The Rear-Facing Camera will have a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 camera with a ƒ/1.7 aperture lens and just like all phones now the camera will have 4K video recording. Something that is mind blowing is HTC is trying to improve there Front facing camera not the Rear camera which is weird because most of the time you are using the Rear camera for taking pictures and sometimes the Front camera to take selfies. The Front-Facing Camera will have a 16-megapixel camera and a ƒ/2.0 aperture lens with 1080p video recording.
I feel like this is super good for HTC, they are rising the bars for other companies especially with there new Edge Sense feature that will hopefully gain tons of popularity for the phone.