HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors

At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC’s plans, the actual name of the manufacturer’s next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That’s right, make way for the HTC U 11. The device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.

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HTC U (Ocean) pictured for the first time – is this HTC's true flagship for 2017?

Back in January, HTC said that it was not planning to release an HTC 11 smartphone. This, however, doesn’t mean that the U Ultra – available in the US since last month – will remain the company’s only high-end handset throughout 2017, as an HTC U (codenamed Ocean) is expected to be launched in the near future.

Thanks to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), we now have what’s likely the first legit photo showing the HTC U. The upcoming smartphone seemingly has a glossy finish, a small fingerprint scanner on the front, plus rounded corners and edges. The device kind of looks like a smaller HTC U …

HTC's "unexpected surprise"? That sapphire screen U Ultra edition we already knew about

Dear HTC, when your company’s in serious financial trouble, and your latest flagship isn’t really that good, you don’t get to outright lie about having something “surprising” to reveal, particularly when we’ve known about it for months. And then you wonder why people don’t buy your devices anymore.

And the thing itself? A limited edition HTC U Ultra with 128 GB internal memory and a sapphire screen. That’s it – no new device of any kind, not even a new color, but just the very same thing we heard about back in January, except you can now actually …

Let's unbox the HTC U Ultra! Here's our first look at HTC's large new handset

Remember the HTC U Ultra, the dual-screen 5.7-incher that was “inspired by you and made for you”? Announced two months ago, it’s already shipping to the adventurous folks that had pre-ordered it for $749. Guess what, we’re also part of that crowd, as a neat white box with rounded corners got delivered to our doorstep overnight. 

At first sight, you seem to get a lot of phone for the money – although it didn’t quite garner the usual amount of hype and attention, the U Ultra is a flagship-grade phone. With its 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon …

Watch as HTC's top fans check out the HTC U Ultra (VIDEO)

On Thursday, HTC introduced the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. The U Ultra features a 5.7-inch Super-LCD 5 display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, which means the handset carries a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The device includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, and a 2TB microSD slot can be accessed by those seeking additional storage. The 12MP rear camera has an aperture of f/1.8, support for RAW images and OIS. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 16MP. The unit is kept alive by a 3000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 …