Many of the heavyweight champions of the smartphone world have already been unveiled. But one addition is yet to make its début, and that’s the HTC U11 Plus.
Far from the dominant force it used to be, HTC continues to hang on with a never give up attitude.
Rumored for a November launch, the U11 Plus promises to be one powerful device.
It will improve upon the HTC U11 which was released earlier this year with its Edge Sense feature which allows users to custom map a shortcut to pressure sensors.
That Edge Sense feature was a highlight for the U11, and it’s only logical to include it this time around, so expect to see that.
That HTC U11 device is still an impressive smartphone by its own rights and one that you shouldn’t look past if you are in the market for a phone with a smaller form factor.
Reports are pointing to a larger screen for the HTC U11 Plus which puts it in the ballpark of 6-inches.
That 18: 9 display is said to include LCD technology and not OLED which are in some of the high-end devices of 2017.
There have been many debates about which technology produces the best image quality.
If you ask many other enthusiasts and me included, OLED is the way to go with its high contrast ratio and superior image quality.
Still, you can’t go wrong with either technology, and they both offer up fantastic sharpness and an enjoyable viewing experience.
At a screen size of 6-inches with a resolution of 2880×1440, that all-important PPI sits at around 538 which is still very impressive in my books.
While specs can’t paint the complete picture alone, they have their part to play in telling a story.
The U11 offered up a very decent camera module that took fantastic pictures.
We are expecting the same thing around with the U11 Plus, featuring a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture alongside Dual LED flash.
Similar to its predecessor, I fully expect to see OIS and an 8MP front-facing camera.
Expect BoomSound, Qualcomm’s Quick Charging 3.0 and IP68 waterproofing.
That IP68 rating should be excellent for users that need to be underwater at depths no more than 1.5m.
I’ve never been a fan of getting my S8 Plus wet and would never take it in the shower or a swimming pool.
But having that sense of security knowing your device can withstand water to a degree is one of those features you never realized you wanted until it’s too late.
Using the same Snapdragon 835 processor and the Adreno 540 GPU, users are getting a premium device.
There will be two flavors in the memory department. The first is a 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage variant, and the other is a 6GB of RAM 128GB of storage model.
The most prominent feature for myself is that rumored 3,930mAh capacity battery.
That brings it up a notch for me, especially when you consider the 3,000mAh battery found in the U11.
This represents a huge jump in capacity with a longer lasting battery.
Add in the microSDXC card slot, and I’m all in for the next HTC powerhouse.
Until the official unveiling occurs, only HTC knows what’s exactly on the books next month at its launch event in Taiwan, November 2nd.
It still has been a struggle for the smartphone maker to grab a sizeable market share.
Google now owns the research and design aspect of HTC which is a plus and one that they acquired for a healthy $1.1billion.
But the truth is that continued decline in revenue is a terrible situation for such a talented company which was once a dominant force in the industry.
Anyways, I can’t wait to see the U11 Plus next month when it gets an unveiling at the event.