HTC U11 EYEs smartphone expected to launch January 15

James Marshall
January 13, 2018

It will cost ¥3299 (about $510), according to the leaked information.

In terms of specifications, the HTC U11 EYEs is nothing but a midrange product with 6-inch full HD+ 18:9 (2160x1080p) display which will use company's Super LCD 3 panel. This hasn't officially been confirmed yet, but it's a safe bet given the fact that HTC emphasized the word Eye in its Weibo post. Rendered in black, silver and red, the Edge Sense-enabled handset clearly features two front-facing shooters, but alas, their megapixel counts remain under wraps. Thanks to the fingerprint sensor on the back, the top and bottom bezels are now thinner. The display also feature rounded corners, which does look appealing and makes the device look up-to-date. It is said to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 chipset that's coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device also supports microSD card for expanding storage.

While Huawei has only recently brought their phones to the west, HTC has had their phones in the hands of western users for years at this point, so it's a little unexpected that the company has had as much trouble as they've had in capturing a portion of the increasingly competitive market. It should be noted that One M8 was HTC's one and only dual camera smartphone and it was launched back in 2014.

So it is safe to say that the U11 EYEs is coming with dual cameras.

Other specs which have gotten leaked include IP67 certification against dust and water and a USB Type-C port. Overall, the handset seems like a solid mid-range handset. Moreover, both versions will run Android Nougat out of the box. It's possible that HTC made a decision to skip Android Oreo to avoid having the device be part of Google's Project Treble, as speculated by Android Police.

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