The Taiwanese manufacturer has been teasing the launch of a new smartphone and has just posted a "save the date" invite on its official Weibo account. This is now confirmed to be the HTC U11 EYEs, courtesy notable tipster Evan Blass. Rumors suggested that the company would round out the year with an additional device and a new leak today fully reveals the HTC U11 EYEs.
The HTC Desire Eye smartphone from 2014 featured a huge selfie camera. It will also be available in silver, black and red colour finishes and Blass goes on to say in a separate tweet that it will cost around $510 when it launches. IP67 water resistance and Edge Sense (read: squeezable frame) are also present.
The U11 EYEs has a 6-inch screen with a 1080 x 2160 Super LCD3 display. (Another variant is said to come with a Snapdragon 660.) It's paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, and a 3,930mAh battery that charges via USB-C port. Now the same man has leaked renders and revealed the full specs on Twitter of the upcoming phone, including the all important release date.
The images Blass had leaked reveal a dual-selfie-camera setup and an 18:9 aspect ratio display on the phone, which makes it the company's second to come with the trendy feature.
What we know is that there will be two cameras on the front and one on the back, there will also be a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. However, it's still running the now outdated Android Nougat out of the box instead of the latest Oreo.
Reports say the phone could land in Hong Kong, China, and HTC's home country Taiwan first, and then in other markets, including the United States, as HTC Harmony.