HTC 11 Release Date Eyed in Early 2017; Specs, Features & Price Rumors

By Staff Writer , Updated May 24, 2016 07:15 AM EDT
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Last month, HTC unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. The all-metal, 5.2-inch handset takes a good spot in this year's best mobile releases, thanks to its inclusion of superb features that include Optical Image Stabilization in both front and back cameras. This is the first in the history of smartphone photography.

It may be too early to tap on what's next for HTC, but seeing the current flagship, we're excited to find out how the Taiwanese tech giant crafts its next top-tier handset. We've already spotted speculations surrounding the "HTC 11," so let's take a look at them!

Release Date and Price

The HTC 11 might come around early 2017, TechRadar predicts. HTC skipped this year's Mobile World Congress, which happened on February to 25. Still, the HTC 10 arrived not too long after the first quarter, so it makes sense to see a successor around the same time next year.

Naturally, the HTC 11 is purported to retail at a steep price. The current flagship sells at $699.

Specs and Features

According to 3G.co.uk, it is likely that the HTC 11 will flaunt the similar design of its predecessor. If this manifests, the next device can be expected to have an all-metal unibody, sporting chamfered edges and dual-textured construction.

Another interesting expectation over the HTC 11 is the inclusion of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 under its hood, believed to be an octa-core chipset. Apparently, this is also the processor touted to run inside Microsoft's Surface Phone. It is believed to support up to 8GB of RAM, GSMArena wrote in an earlier article.

The latest HTC flagship packs a 12MP (HTC UltraPixelTM 2 with 1.55μm pixel) main camera, supported by OIS, laser autofocus, BMI sensor, dual tone LED flash and 4K video recording, among others. In front, a 5MP (1.34μm pixels) selfie snapper rests. It is not uncommon to spot predictions eyeing higher resolutions for the HTC 11, so we'll be on the lookout.

Techforhunt says the availability of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal storage options will make the HTC 11 better; HTC 10 is offered 32 and 64GB, with microSD expansion of up to 2TB.

It would also be interesting if the HTC 11 comes with water-resistance, front speakers, better battery and BlinkFeed, TechRadar adds.The HTC 10 houses a 3,000mAh battery, so it would be cool to see a more powerful flagship successor.

What do you want to see in the HTC 11?

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