HTC did not manage to hit the sweet spot with the HTC 10 even though the device had a lot going for it.
The company has been facing with numerous issues with regard to sales over the last few years and the HTC 10 failure to improve the situation is likely to make the company worked even harder with the upcoming HTC 11. Rumors have started surfacing about the device which is expected to be launched at the end of the year or in the first few weeks of January.
The HTC 10 was one of the powerful devices launched in 2016, but many felt that it missed out on the ability to increase the screen size. The phone comes with a 5.2 inch display, which may have a QHD resolution but it is no longer seen as a comfortable screen real estate. As the bezels go thinner, manufacturers have been able to introduce much larger displays without actually increasing the size of the phone. The 5.2-inch screen on the HTC 10 lost out in comparison with the 5.5 inch display on phones like the OnePlus 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
As a result, HTC 11 May feature an increase in screen size to 5.5 inches while keeping the same QHD resolution. It would make for an interesting reading given that the phone will now be on par with the likes of the Galaxy S7 Edge. After experimenting with a number of camera specifications over the last few years, HTC seems to have settled on a comfortable specification – at least rumors seem to suggest so. The HTC 11 is expected to come with the same 12-megapixel camera seen on the HTC 10, albeit with a few changes and tweaks.
An eight-megapixel camera is expected to be placed on the front. As almost every smartphone is going down the route of water and dust proofing, the HTC 11 is expected to target IP 67 rating. It may be difficult with the all metal build of the HTC 10, but retaining this element will be crucial for the premium image of the device. HTC will have to decide between either one of the two for the upcoming top end phone. A crucial element will be the presence of 6 GB of RAM as opposed to the 4 GB a bit which is seen in the current phone. The HTC 11 will also offer android 7.0 or 7.1 pre-installed.