Can this concept HTC 11 make sense as company rebounds?

That’s right, we’re talking about an unfounded, unsubstantiated concept smartphone. And the “HTC 11” is certainly a concept to behold of within itself.

This soon-to-be flagship is coming at a time where the Taiwanese manufacturer is just starting to recover from a badly-performing release in 2015 and a rumor that it would sell its smartphone business just recently. The market for mobile seems to be tapped out and has little or no room for HTC at the moment, but it could make a bold material argument for consumers as it tries to break even on the balance sheets.

So, what does this concept from Chinese social media site Weibo contain? A 5.5-inch quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, an 8-megapixel selfie camera and a dual-camera system (both sensor at 12 megapixels of resolution), a 3,700mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support and a bezelless design.

Unlike this phone’s competitors, we have heard little from the industrial supply chain about the HTC 11 — no recent rumors about its name, its parts, its design. The 11 may actually be to the “Ocean” concept leaked months ago that showed off a device similar in design to the HTC 10, but featured no physical buttons and touch-receptive siderails that complemented a revised Sense UI software interface. Three devices may come with that design paradigm.

Tech circles have been left wondering how real anything from HTC can be nowadays. We can only provide a generic “time will tell” platitude, but we don’t even know how much time the company will stack before it releases the damn thing.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.