If in late 2017 you’re still in the market for a high-end Android phone there are at least two new contenders on the way—a new and bezel-less OnePlus 5T and this, the HTC U11 Plus. Like the U11 it is expected to come equipped with “Edge Sense”, the same squeezable frame found in the new Pixel phones, but in this case easily remappable to launch the app or action of your choice. Unlike the U11, it will have a bigger screen, a tall 18:9 display and a smaller forehead and chin, which will move the fingerprint reader to the back of the device.
Here are the notable specs, via XDA:
Snapdragon 835 processor
6 inch WQHD LCD display
4 or 6 GB of RAM / 64 or 128 GB of storage
12 MP rear camera / 8 MP selfie cam
3,930 mAh battery
That HTC is continuing to release new flagship hardware after losing 2,000 of its best smartphone engineers to Google is curious to say the least. I can’t help but wonder how much the U11 Plus is based on the abandoned muskie project for the Pixel 2…