HTC is one of the first to release flagship devices this 2017. Earlier this year, HTC U11 soared with its impressive hardware and software. Another handset from this Taiwanese manufacturer that was released was another member from the U-Family, the mid-ranger HTC U Ultra. If we’re to sum up all smartphone releases this year, we can say that HTC did pretty well against the giants of this industry but then there not done yet.
Media invites of HTC event launch was previously leak with a big U in the invite design, a giveaway that HTC will be releasing a new phone from their smartphone U Series. Perhaps, they are not done yet on their squeezable flagship and worked more to offer the market a better phone if HTC U11 is not already a good phone. Few days later, HTC tweeted a confirmation to the upcoming event launch of another U handset, quoted “We’re bringing something new for the
#BrilliantU.” It will be held at Taiwan on November 2, 2017.
After Google bought a part of HTC for $1.1 billion, we actually thought that they’re done for this year after collaborating with Google for the Pixel 2. Our thoughts aren’t right and HTC has more to offer before this year ends and is rumored to announce two new different versions of HTC U11 on the upcoming launch event.
The first one is HTC U11 Plus, a bigger version of the current flagship U11. Aside from the bigger screen, big brother is expected to have an IP68 water-resistant rating, a fingerprint scanner and 8MP selfie camera. Apart from that, same specs with the HTC U11 (see listings here) is what’s expected on HTC U11 Plus. Leaked photos of the Plus version released by the site TENAA was all over the internet, giving us a peek of the upcoming flagship.
Moreover, a mid-ranger handset is also rumored to be announced on the same day supported by the leak released by LlabTooFeR, a handset called HTC U11 Life. An Android One smartphone from HTC with Snapdragon 630 as mobile platform instead of the latest flagship Snapdragon 835. Device that is definitely a mid-ranger and still expected to have the squeezing feature Edge Sense.
As always, rumors and leaks are just a glimpse. Let’s wait for November 2 before giving final conclusions to HTC year-ender-holiday-flagships.
HTC U11 is still available at Widget City for only Php 34,500. Keep posted for updates!