Previous reports suggested that the next flagship from HTC would be dubbed the HTC 11 as its predecessor was called the HTC 10. However, tipster Evan Blass – who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks – predicted that the upcoming handset would be called the HTC U. It seems now, that both speculations were partially correct.

Name of HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone

New information has come to light which has led @evleaks to once again take to Twitter and share that the next device would most likely be called the HTC U 11, which is the combination of both speculated names.

So, while “11” refers to the order in the series of phones that HTC has come up with, the “U” in the phone’s name classifies it into the group of HTC devices including the HTC U Ultra and U Play.

It was also revealed that the device would be available in five color options- white, black, blue, red, and silver. However, all the color options will not be likely available in a single region as is the case normally. For instance, when the phone does release, it is likely that the only two or three shades are available in the U.S.

Expected features of the HTC U 11

The upcoming HTC smartphone is expected to boast a 5.5-inch Super LCD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. The device will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45 GHz, which the same chipset that powers the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships.

The handset will also likely use Adreno 540 GPU.

Memory wise, the HTC U 11 will probably house 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of on-board storage, which can likely be expanded further through microSD. Speculations suggest that the smartphone will deploy a 12MP primary snapper along with a 16MPl selfie shooter. The device is expected to come with at least a 4000mAh battery in tow.

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Other features include Android 7.1 Nougat OS at launch, along with a fingerprint sensor. The impending device also bears the IP57 certification, which makes it water resistant up to a depth of 3.2 feet for 30 minutes. HTC also teased a new feature dubbed the Sense Touch. Nothing much is known about it apart from the fact that it would allow the sides of the impending smartphones to be squeezed, which may be used as an input method by customers.

HTC is expected to unveil the next-gen smartphone at a press event slated for May 16. It remains to be seen if the smartphone will challenge other 2017 Android-powered flagships like the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 effectively.