30 October 2017
Google and HTC signed a deal worth as much as $1.1 billion in an agreement to mutually cooperate on talent and IP rights, after the latter recorded huge losses during the start of the year. Having gained the much-needed help, HTC can release the HTC Ocean which was scheduled to launch for the later part of the year.
The HTC U11 Plus, as it was codenamed with, was later certified with 3C was reported to be the company's first take into a tall 18:9 display. Having already sent out invites for a November 2 event, HTC is just days away from a potential release of the upgrade to its current flagship after the alleged device popped up on the Geekbench.
The yet-to-be-released HTC device appeared on Geekbench’s website boasting of an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of RAM and surprisingly running on Google’s latest Android 8.0 Oreo. Though we’ve nothing to ascertain as to whether the spotted device is the HTC U11 Plus itself, we should consider the fact that we haven’t seen any other device matching the company’s lineup of upcoming devices.
HTC U11+ will be featured by ~4000mah battery.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) October 18, 2017
Physical size of the device is comparable to U11 with some minor increase in X-Y-Z dimensions
Though Geekbench reports 4GB of RAM in the HTC device, we can expect an enhanced 6GB variant since the HTC U11 first released in a standard 4GB version after which it sold in the US in a 6GB variant. We’ve also come to know that the HTC U11 Plus, being similar to the HTC U11 in dimensions and will thus have a battery capacity of 4,000mAh which will be decent enough for a 5.5-inch device.