Tuesday , January 16 2018

Here is HTC U11 EYEs, likely to be revealed this week for about $650

HTC is making the most of its 2017 U11 brand, and with the recently announced mid-range U11 life and U11+, there’s one more coming next week, the HTC U11 EYEs (yes, that capitalisation matters).

In a tweet, Evan Blass reveals the codenamed Harmony device as shown above. Like the U11 line, it features a curved rear glass panel in three colours: red, black, and a blue-ish silver. It will also include the feature that HTC made popular (and which also featured in the Pixel 2 series) — Edge Sense — to trigger programmable actions by squeezing the phone.

Design-wise, the U11 EYEs looks more similar to the HTC U11+ rather than the original U11, with a different rear line-up – fingerprint scanner above the HTC logo, and below the camera. This allows the top and bottom bezels to be thinner, with a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 Super LCD3 display with rounded corners.

Why EYEs? Well, it follows HTC’s past branding with this name, with the U11 EYEs bringing dual front-cameras for extra selfie capabilities. Other rumored specs include an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor from Qualcomm with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card. Its large 3,930mAh battery charges via USB-C with IP67 dust and water protection.

The downside for this mid-ranger is the rumoured inclusion of Android Nougat, instead of Oreo, and we’ll likely see a reveal next week on January 15. According to Blass, Chinese pricing will be around ¥3,299.00 which is a shade under $AU650.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were “transportable” and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia’s most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Sd652 and N? What year is this?

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Yes. Looks like a good competitor to the OnePlus 5T.

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Looks like a good competitor to the OnePlus 5T in the midrange category

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