So HTC is back in the news again and this time HTC is teasing out its next smartphone HTC U11 EYEs. The company already has two variants the U11+ and the U11 life, which comes under the U11 series and the company has already confirmed the launch date of next variant under this series.
The company has shared a post on Weibo which says ‘Save the date’ and asking users to keep their ‘Eye’ open.The device will launch on January 15 in China. But some rumours say that it will be available in Taiwan and Hong Kong too. All of this makes sense as a reliable tipster Evan Blass has leaked the exact same date for the launch of HTC U11 EYEs, he also shares few images of the device and also leaked down some specifications of the device and he also leaked the price in a separate tweet. The device will be priced at CNY 3,299 ($510) which roughly is around Rs.32,400.
About HTC U11 EYEs In-Depth
According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), HTC U11 EYEs, codename will be Harmony and the device will come with whopping 6.0-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) super LCD display and this time the aspect ratio of the screen will be 18:9, which looks terrific. The device will have rounded corners and reduced bezels to match today’s standard and a fingerprint scanner this time on the back.
The device will probably come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via a Micro SD card. HTC U11 EYEs will be backed up by a 3,930 mAh lithium-ion battery. The device will have a Type-C port and not USB port which is a plus point, there is no info related to charging that whether the device will support fast charging or not.
HTC U11 EYEs (Harmony): 6″ FHD+ (1080 x 2160) Super LCD3, SD652 octa core, 4GB/64GB (+microSD), USB-C, 3930mAh, IP67, Android Nougat, Edge Sense. Black, silver, and red. Launches 1/15. pic.twitter.com/Ng0ateH3XR
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 12, 2018
The device will have IP67 water and dust resistant rating and it’s very own Edge sense feature based on Android Nougat.According to the images, the phone is also said to have a Dual-Selfie Camera Setup on the front and a 12-Megapixel Single Camera and LED Flashlight.
The phone is also expected to come in three colour variants the Black, Silver and Red, and the Red looks magnificent. The phone will have a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and compass sensor. The only downside seen is that the device is going to be launched with Android Nougat, but it was at least expected to launch with Android Oreo but HTC is likely launching it with Nougat to avoid being obligated to include in Project Treble.
Looking at the specifications, the 18:9 aspect ratio display with rounded corners and the pricing CNY 3,299 (Rs.32,400) the device seems to be HTC’s step towards right direction. But there are no details regarding the launch in India and in other countries, it may skip its launch in few countries, it totally depends upon marketing strategy of HTC. And there are also some direct tough competition to HTC from OnePlus with its flagship killer OnePlus 5T with Snapdragon 835 and the Honour View 10 and also from LG’s latest flagships.
Pictures Source: Evan Blass