Apr 19, 2017 10:54 AM EDT
One of the polarizing features iPhone 7 has introduced to the mobile industry is its daring removal of its traditional headphone jack. A moment that forever changed the prospects of third party companies that specialize in providing audio experience to one of the leaders in the world of smartphones. And while most of its contemporaries did not follow such trend and chose to retain the useful jack, some of its competition like the forthcoming HTC 11 might be wanting to tread the same route, based on its latest round of development and experience from HTC U Ultra.
Citing LlabTooFer, Tech Radar reports that HTC 11 or HTC Ocean is reportedly not coming with a headphone jack. If it turns out to be legitimate, the upcoming flagship will be following the direction of its recently released HTC U Ultra which also did not bear any direct jack for its headphones. In addition, it shared that the next premium device will be equipped with IP57 certification, indicating that the device can be submerged up to 1 meter deep in water for a good 30 minutes. A limited dust protection is likewise to be included.
Now while HTC 11 is safe from accidental water drop, its notable add on fares less to that of its rival Samsung Galaxy S8. The South Korean firm's latest premium iteration boasts of IP68 certification which entails that the device could be dropped up to 1.5 meters deep. A minor flaw for most, but for some who are a little too clumsy at times, this might be a considerable drawback.
HTC 11 is also expected to come in both single and dual-SIM variants in which the latter might not be widely available in other markets. Blasting News added that the high end smartphone will be armed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 that first made its debut from Samsung Galaxy S8. The chipset will be supported by 4GB RAM and Android 7.1 Nougat for its OS.
HTC 11 is scheduled to be unveiled in 2017. Its accompanying new feature is currently dubbed as "Edge Sense," a touch sensitive frame in which sensors are integrated accordingly.
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