The annual tech show CES 2018 has come to an end and smartphone makers are concentrating on the launch of their new devices in specific regions. The company has put up a post on Weibo asking fans to "save the date", and tipping asking users to keep their "Eye" open.
This clearly indicates the upcoming U11 EYEs will sport dual cameras.
With an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor and 4GB RAM under the hood, as well as 64GB internal storage room, microSD support and 3930mAh battery, this thing actually sounds like a decent mid-range affair all in all.
Today via its official Facebook page, HTC announced that its new smartphone U11 EYEs is all set to officially launch on January 15 in Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Blass in his tweet also reveals the the U11 EYEs will be available in Black, Silver and Red colour options. On the U11 EYEs, twin 5MP selfie sensors sit to the right of the phone's speaker grill, not far from the wrap-around IP67 water-and dust-resistant aluminum frame and curved glass back cover.
In an interview with Engadget last year, HTC President Chialin Chang had also said "We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we'll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out".
The U11 EYEs will launch with Android Nougat.
HTC usually brands the device with "Eye" if both the front and the rear camera setups are identical (e.g Desire Eye).
Reports say the phone could land in Hong Kong, China, and HTC's home country Taiwan first, and then in other markets, including the United States, as HTC Harmony.