Benchmarking services are often the source of leaks, and now HTC’s next flagship smartphone has appeared on Antutu. The listing includes specs of the HTC U 11, and while it does not contain any surprises, there is further evidence that the device will pack some impressive hardware.
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As HTC prepares to launch its 2017 flagship Android smartphone, the Taiwanese company has posted a video to its social media accounts offering a sneak peak at one of the device’s headline features. The clips shows various products – from a tomato sauce bottle to a wet sponge – being squeezed, offering a glimpse of one of the HTC U 11’s input methods.
The latest Android smartphone from BlackBerry has gone on sale in the United Kingdom, initially available exclusively from Selfridges in Oxford Street. It is the brand’s first release since licensing rights were acquired by TCL.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is to be given one final lease of life, in the form of a refurbished device that will be sold at a discount. Available from June, the handsets will initially be available in Samsung’s home market of South Korea.
The majority of sales from Samsung’s new range of flagship smartphones will come from the larger Samsung Galaxy S8+, according to industry analysts. The 6.2-inch device is expected to account for 53.9% of sales from the series, a report from Yuanta Security has stated.
As Samsung moves towards the launch of the 2017 editions of its budget ‘J’ series smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) has appeared on a popular benchmarking service. The device, which will be the entry-level ‘J’ series model in most markets, recorded a single-core score of 631 and a multi-score score of 1858.
One of the most anticipated Android smartphones of 2017 is due to land in Europe next week, with the LG G6 set to launch in 24 countries across the continent on 24 April. The handset will go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is due to be released just four days later.
The forthcoming HTC U looks likely to follow the same pattern as other handsets in the series by not including a headphone jack. Following the release of the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, the new device – which is understood to have been given the code name ‘Ocean’ – is set to be launched within weeks.
In 2016 there were signs that the era of the headphone jack on smartphones was coming to an end. But these early signals now look misleading, with Moto set to bring back the popular audio port.
Even though Nokia’s new phones have not yet received their international release, there are encouraging signs regarding the company’s commitment to Android updates. Android 7.1.1 Nougat has started to roll out for the Nokia 6, putting it ahead of many other devices.