HTC started 2017 by introducing the new HTC U Ultra and U Play last month. The HTC U Ultra is currently the top-end device from the Taiwanese handset maker. Meanwhile, the real successor of the HTC 10 is still in the pipeline. A screenshot posted by a Weibo user suggests the HTC 11 is in the works.
As per the information from the screenshot, the HTC 11 will sport a display with 2550×1556 pixel resolution. By default, it boots Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a layer of HTC Sense 9.0 UI on top of it. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset powers the phone with eight Kryo 280 CPU cores.
The HTC 11 seen in the screenshot sports 6GB of RAM and 128GB built-in storage. The latter makes sense, for the Snapdragon 835 chipset package integrates Qualcomm’s Aqstic audio codec that adds Native DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and PCM (Pulse-code Modulation) support of up to 32bit/384KHz. In short, high-resolution audio files which are more than twice the size of an average MP3 file can be played on smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 835.
Apart from the screen, we expect HTC to bring significant changes in the camera department. However, there’s no way to confirm whether the company will continue using its UltraPixel technology and have a dual camera setup at the rear.
The display resolution in the screenshot and IMEI number certainly raises doubts. We suspect that this might be one of the HTC 11 prototype units. There is no way we can confirm if any of the above information about the HTC 11 is true, and we suggest you take it with a pinch of salt.