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HTC U11 Plus: large 6-inch flagship with Quad HD, Fullview display, Snapdragon 835 and IP68 certification

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HTC U11 Plus is set to light up the world, starting with its expected launch event on November 2nd.

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Who can forget when U11 first showed up in earlier this year in May 2017, with lots of features and functions that rival even the best of flagships.

For you who may have forgotten, let's review the U11:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~534 ppi pixel density
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 16MP secondary camera
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • May 2017 release date
  • $649 USD price tag

“Squeeze For The Brilliant U”, is the U11’s tagline as it introduces Edge Sense, to usher in a new age of phone interactions. A simple squeeze can unlock a whole new world.

It also boasted a camera that achieved an incredible DxOMark 90 score, making it the highest rated smartphone ever in DxOMark history. It has an impressive multi-axis optical and electronic stabilisation system, and super-fast autofocus in all lighting conditions make the camera quick, your pictures sharp and videos smooth.

We improved our camera and video for a more dynamic exposure range with HDR Boost without the lag, new white balance enhancement, a major reduction in noise, and excellent detail preservation.

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How then do you improve on something already incredible? Check out the U11 Plus to see for yourself:

  • 6-inch Quad HD Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~538 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • IP68 certified - dust and waterproof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Front/back glass & aluminum frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3930 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • November 2nd, 2017 expected launch date

That’s how U11 Plus will take over the crown from its predecessor. For starters, it will be featuring a much larger 6-inch Super LCD5 screen but with Fullview display that promises more resolution on-screen. Plus, it will now have an upgraded IP68 certification to further protect the phablet from any harm. The metal body is set to be further enhanced, for a better grip and looks as well.

Regarding performance, the U11 Plus will be sporting a similar hardware setup with no difference at all. Expect it to be blazing through everything that you throw at it.

With a similar 12MP primary camera, don’t be fooled by its megapixel; as higher doesn’t necessarily mean better. Just take a look at Apple’s iPhone and you know why. Who knows HTC will throw in something extra, so it can score even higher on the DxOMark test.

Then there’s the option to go for either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Whichever option you choose, should you need more space; just pop in a microSD card and you can easily add up to a maximum of 256GB of space.

The latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system is expected to be available right out of the box with the release of the U11 Plus to the market. Only the best software for the best hardware with this phablet.

Finally, a 3930 mAh-rated battery is expected to be found on the U11 Plus. This should be more than enough to last it for a full day of charge. Then there’s also the fast battery charging feature that will be up in no time at all.

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Conclusion:

HTC U11 Plus is set to be the mother of flagships, upon its release later this year. Can’t wait to see what else in store for us, so stay tuned for its expected launch on November 2nd. Do expect it cost an arm and a leg for this amazing phablet.

HTC U11 Plus is expected to be available by the end of this year and it will be available in lots of different colours.

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