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HTC U 11 Hands-On Video Appears Online a Day Before Official Announcement

Ahead of its official unveiling tomorrow, a hands-on video of the HTC U 11 had surfaced online today. The video has been taken down now, but a few screenshots from the video still remain. The video claims the HTC U 11 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC under the hood, paired with 6GB of RAM. A few benchmark leaks over the past few weeks had suggested the U 11 will only include 4GB of RAM, but it now looks like there will be a variant with 6GB of RAM after all.

As we have told you in our previous HTC U 11 articles, the smartphone will pressure sensors on the sides of its body, allowing users to perform various functions simply by squeezing or swiping along the sides. The deleted video showed the feature in action, with the person handling the phone managing to take a photo and launch Google Assistant simply by squeezing the sides of the phone. We also see a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, which will be bundled in the box with the smartphone. Similar to the HTC Bolt and the U Ultra, the U 11 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you will need to use the adapter in order to connect your existing headphones and earphones. In terms of colors, it looks like the flagship smartphone will be available in at least three different color options.

The HTC U 11 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, so it will be smaller than U Ultra when it comes to physical dimensions. At the rear, we expect to see a 12MP snapper with HTC’s UltraPixel 2 technology. On the front of the handset will be a 16MP selfie camera with UltraPixel technology.

More details regarding the smartphone’s hardware as well as pricing will be revealed tomorrow during the HTC media event that will be held simultaneously in New York, London, and Taipei. In HTC’s home market of Taiwan, the U 11 is rumored to go on sale sometime later this month for a slightly lower price tag than the U Ultra.