An industry insider had revealed in September that HTC would be launching Ocean Master, Ocean Lite and Ocean Harmony smartphones in 2017. The Taiwanese company launched the Ocean Master and Ocean Lite smartphones respectively as HTC U11+ and U11 Life. The rumor mill had speculated that the Ocean Harmony will launch in December as HTC U11 EYEs. It seems that the company has pushed the launch of the phone to the start of the year as it has officially confirmed that the U11 EYEs will be unveiled on 15th January in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
HTC U11 EYEs Specifications
The HTC Desire Eye smartphone from 2014 featured a huge selfie camera. According to Blass, HTC will be resurrecting the Eye branding by launching the HTC U11 EYEs with impressive selfie shooting capabilities. The renders revealed by Blass clearly reveal that the smartphone would be equipped with dual front-facing cameras. Rumors have it that it would be equipped with a pair of 5-megapixel dual selfie snappers.
The U11 EYEs will be arriving with Super LCD 3 display of 6 inches. It will be offering an aspect ratio of 18:9 and Full HD+ resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. The older Snapdragon 652 chipset will be powering the phone along with 4 GB of RAM. It will come pre-installed with Android Nougat OS and offer users with a native storage of 64 GB. Rumors have it that HTC may release a higher variant of the phone featuring Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The U11 EYEs will be fueled by 3,930mAh battery. For photography, it will be arriving with dual-LED enabled rear snapper of 12-megapixel. The presence of the Edge Sense feature on the phone indicates that it will be fitted with a squeezable frame.
Like the other HTC U series phones from the company, the U11 EYEs will be lacking a 3.5mm audio jack. Its owners will be able to enjoy music on it by connecting headphones to its USB-C port. The handset features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It will be coming with IP67 certified dustproof and waterproof chassis. Black, Silver and Red will be the three color variants of the phone.
HTC U11 EYEs Pricing
The HTC U11 EYEs is rumored to be available in Hong Kong with a price tag of HKD 3,898 (~Rs. 31,715). The pricing and availability for the other markets are not known yet.