Ahead of HTC’s U 11 announcement event on the 16th of this month, new leaks are continuing to pour in. After a leaked image of the handset’s retail packaging revealed its key specs and features, the U 11 has been spotted on the AnTuTu portal. The benchmark listing does not reveal any details, but simply re-confirms everything that we have been hearing so far.
While the display size hasn’t been listed, the AnTuTu listing confirms the U 11 is going to feature a 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution display. It will be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset with the Adreno 540 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. When it comes to memory, the prototype caught on AnTuTu features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. However, as previous leaks have suggested, HTC will be offering a 128GB version as well with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
In the camera department, the HTC U 11 will be quite a beast with a 12MP snapper at the rear and a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The benchmark listing reveals the smartphone is currently being tested on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat platform, which used to the latest available version of Nougat until recently.
The above specs are no doubt quite impressive and do put the HTC U 11 on the same level as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ when it comes to the hardware. Of course, the U 11 will have its own set of advantages as well. While it won’t boast a ridiculously high screen-to-body ratio like the Galaxy S8 duo, the U 11 is going to feature a touch-sensitive frame that will allow users to “squeeze” the sides of the handset on the bottom half to access various functions. HTC in fact released a new teaser video for the U11, which focusses on this very feature, which is going to be marketed as “Edge Sense”. Check out the video teaser below.