We’re just days away from the official announcement of the HTC U 11, but it doesn’t seem like there will be much left to reveal, as the phone has been extensively leaked, most recently in a benchmark which gives away most of the specs.
A GFXBench listing suggests that the HTC U 11 will have a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 screen, a Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
That would make for a high-end but fairly typical spec and one that we’ve heard rumored before – though there’s evidence that there might also be an even higher-end model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Snapping and squeezing
The listing also points to a 12MP rear camera and a 16MP front-facing one, which again, we’ve heard before, so this all sounds quite likely, and means that the HTC U 11 probably won’t have a dual-lens snapper.
You’ll also be able to record video in 4K according to the benchmark, and the U 11 will apparently ship with Android 7.1.1, overlaid with HTC’s own skin.
It all paints a picture of a fairly ordinary flagship, but then, this listing doesn’t paint the whole picture, as we already know that the highlight of the HTC U 11 is likely to be its pressure-sensitive frame, which will likely let you squeeze the phone to interact with it.
Whether that will be a genuinely useful feature or just a gimmick remains to be seen, but we should find out on May 16.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.