A new render supposed to depict the unannounced HTC U11 Plus was recently passed along by Evan Blass on Twitter, showcasing a large display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an unconventional color option dubbed Translucent Black.
This particular variant appears to be true to its name and actually allows for a sneak preview of some of the internal components of the device, including what appears to be a wireless charging coil.
One Dutch online retailer prematurely listed the unannounced HTC U11 Plus along with its core specifications and two color options. The HTC U11 Plus would come in three color options: black, silver, and translucent. The Dutch retailer now listed the smartphone in black and translucent black variants, and the revealed specs seem to match recent rumors about the device.
The listing reveals that the HTC U11 Plus will come with a 6-inch IPS LCD display with a QHD+ resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, the smartphone will pack the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with the Adreno 540 GPU, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. Previous rumors also hinted at a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage space, but the retail listing only mentions the higher-end configuration.
Other listed specs include a 12-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording, HDR, and optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8-megapixel front camera, 3,930mAh battery with wireless charging and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers, and Android 8.0 Oreo on the software side.
The smartphone measures 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5mm and the listing notes that due to its size, the handset may be difficult to operate with one hand. The retail site further notes that the HTC U11 Plus should launch soon at a €799 price point, which would translate to roughly $928.
HTC scheduled a product launch event tomorrow when the company is expected to reveal a new addition to the U11 series. Whether the new device will be the HTC U11 Plus or U11 Life (or both) remains to be seen.