It’s no longer a secret that Google has acquired a large part of the mobile division of HTC. Yet, the company is not out of the smartphone business. They insisted on this fact upon announcement, and now, as news of the future HTC U11 Plus surfaces, it’s more clear than ever. It appears that the next squeezable smartphone will finally adopt the bezel-less display this fall #mobilemagic
It appears that the U11 Plus, the third in the new flagship series from HTC, will drop this fall. Codenamed Ocean Master, the smartphone will be the first to ditch the chunky bezels in favor of the now-popular 18:9 aspect ratio. LG G6 was the first to sport it and it quickly caught fire.
So, the new U11 Plus will look fresh with a 5.99-inch screen made by JDI and 1,440×2,880 resolution. Underneath the cool display and case, you’ll find the latest Qualcomm chip, Snapdragon 835, along with 4 or 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, depending on the model you choose.
The 12MP rear camera is the same you’ve seen on the previous models, but the selfie shooter has been reduced to an 8MP sensor, if rumors are true (which is a bit disappointing, to say the least). The water resistance has been upgraded to an IP68, though.
U11 Plus will ship with the Edge Sense feature, being just one of three new handsets to be announced by the manufacturer this fall. The smartphone is expected to be released in China, on November 11.