HTC U11 Plus shows up on Geekbench, runs Android 8.0 Oreo

HTC U11 Plus shows up on Geekbench, runs Android 8.0 Oreo

Heads up, phablet fans, because there may be a new flagship on the way that you'll want to keep an eye out for. The next is thought to be the HTC U11 Plus so here's what we know about the phone's release date and specs.

In most areas, the HTC U11 Plus will be identical to the current U11. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, there's a liquid glass backside, and there's a single rear camera. Allegedly the company is creating a bigger, badder version of this year's HTC U11, dubbed appropriately enough as the HTC U11 Plus. The HTC U11 Plus will also reportedly offer a Snapdragon 835 processor, variants with 4GB and 6GB of RAM, Boom Sound audio enhancements, and HTC's Edge Sense feature that lets you squeeze the sides of your phone to perform an action. It is likely to be more or less similar to the LG V30 in terms of physical footprint, a device featuring an identical 6-inch sized display with 1440 x 2880 resolution. Let's see how quick it manages to update the latter two devices to Android Oreo.

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There's no word on when the HTC U11 Plus might be officially announced, but rumors have suggested that HTC is holding an event on November 2nd, so that's one possibility.

While this seems much better than with previous models, the U11 features a huge, 5.5-inch screen that could benefit from a bigger battery. The main difference, however, will be the display. Also known as the Ocean Master, the upcoming smartphone has just been shown off in image renders and a 360-degree video. The score achieved is lower than the top performers right now, although we must note that it should be on a beta OS version right now.