The HTC U11 is no doubt one of the most impressive flagship smartphones released this year. While it is on par or superior to most flagships out there in terms of hardware, it does seem a bit lacking in the design department. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, the U11 doesn’t boast a near bezel-less design. However, according to a new report, HTC is getting ready to launch its first “bezel-less” flagship very soon.
The upcoming HTC flagship, codenamed Ocean Master, will sport a 6-inch display with 1440 x 2880 Quad HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. An 18:9 aspect ratio clearly means the handset will have very thin bezels around the display, which should make it more compact than most other 6” smartphones. Even when compared to the U11, we expect the U11 Plus to only be slightly larger.
As far as the rest of the key specs are concerned, the report suggests the U11 Plus will be more or less identical to the current U11. It will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the 4GB RAM variant will include 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage while the 6GB RAM variant will come with 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
At the rear, HTC U11 Plus will feature the same 12MP primary camera as the U11, currently ranked as the No.1 mobile camera by DxOMark Mobile. For taking selfies, the smartphone will sport an 8MP shooter on the front. Other similarities include an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, and Edge Sense.
In China, the HTC U11 Plus is tipped to launch on the 11th of November. At this point it is not clear if the U11 Plus will be unveiled for the global market on the same date.