HTC 11 With Snapdragon 835 And Nougat 7.1.2; Killer Specs Too Good To Be True [VIDEO]By Jordan Pine, UniversityHerald Reporter
A new leak purportedly belonging to the HTC 11 reveals the device as having the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and running the newest Android Nougat 7.1.2. The leak seems unlikely since Samsung is set to have first dibs on the latest Qualcomm chipset while the Nexus and Pixels have only begun receiving the newest Nougat beta version just this week.
A leaked image reportedly posted on Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging site reveals specs of HTC's second flagship phone. The latest HTC 11 leak reportedly claims to be a screenshot of the devices' About Phone page. The leaks indicate that the newest HTC iteration will have the Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The phone will also have the Android Nougat 7.1.2, which Google just announced this week. The latest Nougat beta version has begun rolling out to Google's own devices, the Nexus, and the Pixels. It seems unlikely that HTC as non-Google devices will get it first.
Moreover, the leak also revealed the HTC Sense 9.0, which has not been heard of previously. Again, it seems unlikely that HTC will have kept their native technology a secret since it will come as its greatest asset.
In the past, the Taiwanese have relied on their own innovations, but recent devices have shown that the company is set to use other company's platform and technology. Hence, the device is also lining up to receive the latest SoC from Qualcomm and most likely from Google too.
Another interesting piece of information on the purported HTC 11 leak is the curious configuration of the resolution display. The device will have 1556x2550 pixels, which is uncommon in Quad HD, but may be indicative of a curved display according to Softpedia. The LG G6 and the Galaxy S8 also have unusual resolutions with 2880x1440 pixels.
Last month, the Taiwanese company unveiled the HTC U Ultra as its first flagship phone powered by the Snapdragon 821, Ray Arena reported. Recently, the company has just announced that it will skip the MWC 2017. The primary reason for the delayed launching of the unofficial HTC 11 is because the Snapdragon 835 is not yet available. Samsung's foundry arm is tasked to manufacture the premium chipsets, which explains why the Samsung Galaxy S8 will get to feature it first.
HTC has always been in the forefront of the latest technology including the latest SoC and the Taiwanese are willing to wait before unveiling another flagship device. The HTC 11 is expected to be unveiled by the second half of 2017.