HTC is one of the smartphone companies that still bleeds money. After its successful HTC One, the Taiwanese company didn’t seem to be able to innovate enough to remain competitive in the smartphone industry. That’s not to say HTC did not make good enough phones. The HTC 10 is one of the most powerful smartphones of 2016. That being said, we haven’t heard much about its successor, which is not all that surprising considering it is not scheduled to arrive before Q2 next year.
But that changes today as according to a rumor coming out of China, HTC 11 is going to take a note out of Samsung’s book by incorporating a curved screen on the display.
The source claims that the device will sport a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display which is not all that surprising since that seems to be the preferred screen size these days by majority. We could see a dual-curved edge screen. A 12MP rear-facing camera is said to be on board with an 8MP camera in front for selfies and video chats.
Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all the info the source has shared this time around, we can only guess what will the rest of its specs look like. Here’s what I think HTC might do.
Chances are that HTC will opt for a metallic build once again, though the company might look to differentiate this time around, who knows. One thing I can say is that the Taiwanese company is known for delivering some of the most appealing high-end smartphones, so I hope that the HTC 11 won’t be an exception.
Another thing we can expect is that the HTC 11 should be powered by a Snapdragon 830 at the very least along with at least 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, although it is most likely HTC will also move the base variants to 64GB. Considering water resistance is all the rage these days there’s also good chance HTC 11 might have an IP67 rating with Android 7.0/7.1 operating the entire setup. I’d like to see HTC keep OIS on both cameras, stuff a 4000mAh battery into the device, the need for a larger battery can’t be stressed enough.
With majority of manufacturers shifting towards OLED panels, HTC continues to place Super LCD5 displays, and the announcement of HTC 11 could mean that the manufacturer makes a transition to these newer and efficient panels. I, for one, hope they do. The advantages of using OLED panels for smartphones are that they produce more vibrant colors, and the fact that they’re is more power efficient.
Guesswork aside, the HTC 11 is expected to land in Q2 2016, or perhaps at the end of Q1 (MWC). It is possible HTC might want to speed things up, though, mainly because of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, many smartphone manufacturers are releasing new devices in order to grab some of the market share Galaxy Note 7 left behind.
What do you expect out of the HTC 11? Does HTC even excite you anymore?
Source : Android Pure