There have been rumours since past few days that HTC is all set to launch a smartphone. Now, the Taiwanese tech firm has cleared the air by officially announcing the launch of a new ‘U’ series handset on November 2. The confirmation came from HTC’s Twitter handle on Thursday.
The tweet said, “We’re bringing something new for the #BrilliantU,” along with an image showing “Save The Date November 2, 2017”. HTC has not yet confirmed which handset it will be announcing on November 2.
We're bringing something new for the Brilliant U. pic.twitter.com/xELKxHpLoo
— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) October 19, 2017
Going by the past rumours, HTC is reportedly working on at least two new smartphones. One of the smartphones is said to come with mid-range range specifications and is meant for Google’s Android One program. The second handset could be at par with the other flagship handsets in the market.
One of the smartphones is being termed as ‘HTC U11 Life’. Likely a less powerful version of the HTC U11, based on the specifications shared by a tipster on Twitter earlier this month. It is rumoured to sport a 5.2-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 16MP cameras at the front and the back. Also mentioned is that the smartphone may also come in two variants based on 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB RAM and inbuilt storage variants.
The handset is said to run on Android 8.0 Oreo and boast an IP67 rated build. It will feature Edge Sense and USonic tech, something seen with the HTC U11. It could be backed by a 2600mAh battery and is likely to come as a part of Android One program.
According to Android Authority, the HTC U11 Plus flagship smartphone will be featuring a 5.99-inch JDI display with a 2880 x 1440 resolution, which means 18:9 aspect ratio display.
Some of the other specifications mentioned are Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera, IP68 build, Quick Charge 3.0, EdgeSense and USB Type-C port