The HTC U a.k.a. Ocean
The alleged HTC U, codenamed Ocean

Coming in hard and fast on the heels of the alleged Geekbench leaks today, the alleged box art for the HTC U 11 got leaked. It confirms many of the usual suspects such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the amount of RAM et al but also bring new information to the table like the device having an UltraPixel 3 series camera at the back which was not known earlier.

HTC U 11_leaked box-art
The leaked box-art of the HTC U 11

Looking at the screenshot above, it is easy to piece together what HTC wants with the HTC U 11, a halo taker. The Taiwanese company has had to struggle against its Korean counterparts in the premium segment for Android smartphones while the lower end has been beset with Chinese OEM’s arrival into most developing markets like India and South-East Asia.

From the specifications we see on the box-art, it is no surprise that the flagship is sporting the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. This has been coupled with 6 GB of RAM, earlier reports were limited to 4 GB and 128 GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 2 TB). This could mean either this is a variant planned with more RAM and internal storage or the prior leaks got their numbers wrong. Other details include the display which has been confirmed to be a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x2560) SuperLCD panel clad under Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The rear camera has been confirmed to be a 12-megapixel sensor using HTC’s propreitary UltraPixel 3 technology, with a f/1.7 aperture, dual LED-flash, ultraspeed auto-focus, optical-image-stabilisation and the capability to record 4K content. The selfie camera up-front is a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and a wide-angle lens for capturing selfie panoramas.

The HTC U 11 would be running Android, v.7.1.1, Nougat under the Sense UI 9.0 skin and support for Edge Sense which allows the touch sensitive frame of the device to be a mode of input. To power all the hardware the smartphone has been provisioned with a 3000mAh battery. For charging and hardware interconnectivity there is a USB 3.1 Type-C connector which is compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard, there is no 3.5mm audio jack. The U 11 will support 4G LTE networks, WiFi 802.11 up to the ac standard (dual-band support)Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. The device is also IP 57 rated for dust and water ingress resistance. Apart from all this, the device features other proprietary HTC technology like HTC BoomSound and HTC USonic for improved audio performance.

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  • Ari GoldBlack

    So glad there’s no rear fingerprint sensor