CES 2018 hasn’t exactly been a motherlode of excitement for the smartphone segment, with most announcements centering around accessories such as smart speakers with Google Assistant built-in and Razer’s Project Linda. Luckily, thanks to a certain serial leaker, we now know that HTC is planning on launching a brand new handset called the U11 EYEs on January 15.
According to Even Blass, the HTC U11 (codenamed Harmony) will come in black, silver, and red, and boasts a 6-inch LCD3 display with FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080) with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Providing the grunt is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor alongside 4GB of RAM. The phone has 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via the included MicroSD card slot. There’s a single, unspecified camera sensor on the rear, while there are dual cameras on the front, no doubt offering some sort of selfie portrait mode.
The U11 EYEs has a pretty big battery with 3,950mAh capacity as well as a USB Type-C charging port. It also sports IP67 certification which means it has dust and water resistance. Edge Sense is also present on the U11 EYEs which will, unfortunately, launch running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While it’s hoped that HTC will roll out an update to Oreo soon after launch, it’s a great disappointment to see HTC launch a handset in early 2018 running on Nougat.
Launching on January 15, it’s thought that the HTC U11 EYEs will cost around $510.
Source: Evan Blass