Following a couple of leaks a few days ahead of its official announcement, it looks like HTC has finally taken the wraps off their latest and first smartphone for 2018 in the form of the HTC U11 EYEs. Note that for the most part the rumors about its specs and features were spot on, so it doesn’t seem like there were many surprises.
Just in case you are hearing about the phone for the first time, the HTC U11 EYEs will sport a design similar to the HTC U11+ in terms of the “Liquid Design” design language that the company adopted last year. This isn’t a bad thing as it does make the phone look rather sleek, although whether or not you can appreciate the shiny surface is a different story.
In terms of specs, the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset which was actually launched back in 2016, which means that the chipset is about 2 years old now. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t powerful, it’s just that for a 2018 handset, we would have preferred seeing something a bit more modern.
Other specs include a 2160×1080 LCD display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. There will also be a 12MP f/1.7 rear-facing camera with OIS and 4K video recording, and dual front-facing cameras of the 5MP variety. The phone also packs a 3,930mAh battery, IP68 certification, and is priced at NT$14,900 which is about $500 after conversion. The official release is set for the 9th of February but no word on whether it will find its way stateside.
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