HTC 11 vs. HTC 10 – Will the Upcoming Device Bring Improvements?

Rumors say that HTC will announce its new flagship for 2017 on May 16 and the device is known as HTC Ocean or HTC 11. It is going to succeed the HTC 10 while sitting in the top of HTC’s 2017 portfolio. Let’s compare the two and see the possible differences.

Design

The HTC 10 features a metal unibody of 145.9 x 71.9mm with a curved rear between 3-9mm and it weighs 161 grams. On the rear it has a beautiful chamfered edge and a physical capacitive button on the front. It also features a built-in fingerprint sensor. At the bottom, there’s a3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C. The HTC 10 comes in 3 colors: gold, silver, and carbon grey.

The HTC 11 is rumored to come with a touch-sensitive squeezable frame – Edge Sense- allowing various functions and features. The device will boast a shiny finish and a capacitive button on the front. It won’t feature a 3.5mm jack but it will come with the USB Type-C. It is thought that the HTC 11 will offer an IP57 water and dust resistance.

Display

The HTC 10 comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 564ppi. The flat screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass.

The HTC 11 is rumored to come with a 5.5-inch display and it’s not clear if HTC will choose AMOLED or LCD. The resolution is expected to remain at Quad HD with a pixel density of 534ppi.

Cameras

The HTC 10 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, and an aperture of f/1.8. It also has a dual-tone LED flash on board and Auto-HDR, face detection and 4K video recording. The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and an aperture of f/1.8.

It’s claimed that the HTC 11 will offer a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel front one or a 8-megapixel front snapper. We expect the same features as the ones of HTC 10.

Hardware

The HTC 10 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It has a microSD on board for storage up tp 1TB and it supports the Android’s Flex Storage feature. It has a 3000mAh battery and the HTC 10 is Hi-Res audio certified and it features the BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition.

The HTC 11 will probably come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with at least 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, microSD support and a battery of at least 300-mAh.

Software

The HTC 10 launched on Android Marshmallow with a simpler version of HTC Sense for a refined Android experience. The HTC 11 should offer the same experience and additional features. The new device is expected to feature the full Google Assistant.

The HTC 11 looks like it will improve in a few areas compared to the HTC 10.

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