Possible HTC U 11 Flagship Listed On Geekbench As 'HTC CBP'

A possible variant of the upcoming HTC U 11 flagship appeared in the database of the Primate Labs-made Geekbench benchmarking tool on Saturday, listed as the "HTC CBP." Most of the listed internal specifications of the device that previous reports claim will be officially called the HTC U 11 correspond with earlier rumors about the handset, revealing that the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm's first 10nm system-on-chip (SoC) that recently made its commercial debut in the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Apart from Qualcomm's octa-core chipset, the new listing indicates that the HTC U 11 will sport 4GB of RAM and run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, presumably enhanced with the company's proprietary HTC Sense user interface.

The Geekbench listing of the possible HTC U 11 — codenamed HTC Ocean — doesn't reveal any other hardware or software details about the device, though it does put its single-core and multi-core performance scores at 1912 and 6137, respectively, which is comparable to the scores achieved by the Exynos 8895-powered variants of Samsung's Galaxy S8 lineup. The Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer previously confirmed that it will officially unveil its latest high-end Android smartphone on May 16, and the company already started a marketing campaign for the handset that's teasing the touch-sensitive edges of its case. Owners of the firm's upcoming flagship will be able to squeeze it and otherwise interact with its body to perform certain actions, recent reports indicate, adding that this unique feature will be advertised as one of the main selling points of the HTC U 11.

Previously rumored details about the smartphone suggest that the HTC U 11 will boast a 5.5-inch display panel with support for resolutions of up to 2560 by 1440 pixels (QHD). The device is said to ship with 64GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 16-megapixel front shooter, all of which will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery that likely won't be removable. The Taoyuan, Taiwan-based company is expected to offer the HTC U 11 in Black, White, Silver, Blue, and Red colors, industry sources said earlier this year. More information about HTC's upcoming Android flagship is expected to follow soon as its official launch draws closer.

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