The HTC U11 has been hailed as the most innovative smartphone of the year thanks to the squeezable frame that adds more ways to interact with the device than what most of us are used to, but the company has plans to take this to the next level with the launch of a new HTC U11 Plus later this year.
According to fresh reports coming from French news outlet Frandroid, the Taiwanese tech giant is working on a bezel-less HTC U11 Plus that will be unveiled on November 11. Apparently, this Plus variant of the U11 will stick to a majority of the specs and features you see on the standard model, but it will go after the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, LG G6, LG V30 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 as far as the design is concerned.
Codenamed HTC Ocean Master, the alleged HTC U11 Plus will rock a 5.99-inch display screen that boasts a QHD+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9, something that is becoming common in the flagship smartphone category. If this is indeed true, the U11 Plus will become the first smartphone from HTC to flaunt a bezel-less design.
As noted, the U11 Plus will reportedly keep most of the performance specs and features of the standard model, among them a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC mated with 4GB/6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The revolutionary HTC Edge Sense will still be in place for squeezing the hell out of the phone while the body will also be IP68-certified for dust and water resistance. For the cameras, the rumored HTC U11 Plus will feature a single 12MP shooter on the back alongside an 8MP sensor for the selfies.
In addition to the U11 Plus, HTC will reportedly launch a budget U11 Life on the same date, but this will happen in China before a global rollout later this year. However, as with any other rumor, take this one with a grain of salt.
Meanwhile, you can grab the HTC U11 for Ksh 69,399 on Avechi.