Verizon Testing The HTC 11 With Snapdragon 835, 24/13MP Dual Cameras, 4GB RAM & More
Samsung's been very greedy lately. The Korean tech giant hasn't left any room for other smartphone makers to use the Snapdragon 835 in their flagships. Forced to compromise, HTC launched the HTC U Ultra recently. The device features the Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; mediocre specifications for a 2017 flagship. However, the company's fans shouldn't be disappointed as yet. Looks like HTC is ready to make a comeback as soon as the Snapdragon 835 becomes available for use. How so? Take a look below to find out more.
HT And Verizon Team Up To Test A Snapdragon 835 Powered Smartphone
2017 will be a great year for mobile. Samsung and TSMC's 10nm process will finally become available for mass use. Processors such as the Snapdragon 835 and Apple's A11 will become a norm in flagships as the year ends. However, for the Android world, things have been of to a shaky start. Samsung's run into production constraints for the Snapdragon 835. This has resulted in insufficient supply of the processor to cater all the manufacturers willing to use it in their flagships.
Two of these, LG and HTC will have to do with the Snapdragon 821 for now. Qualcomm launched the processor in H2 last, with the hopes to last well until Q1 2017. That's turning out to be the case as the HTC U Ultra is with us and the LG G6 will soon be. Both the devices run the older processor manufactured on 14nm. However you shouldn't completely count HTC out of the game as of yet.
Now, alleged insiders suggest that Verizon is ready to test an all new flagship smartphone for HTC. The device will feature the Snapdragon 835. HTC's rumored to launch a new device featuring the processor for quite a while. It'll be called the HTC 11 and be the next iteration in the company's former 'One' lineup. The device will feature 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, a dual camera with 24MP and 13MP sensors and a front camera with 16MP resolution.
However, if you're eager to see the device, don't be in a rush. Samsung and Qualcomm will first have to recover from the launch of the Galaxy S8 that's set to take place next month. Only after this should you expect more Snapdragon 835s to become available for other flagship smartphones. It's a tough year for mobile if you don't have Samsung's massive, massive resources at your disposal. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest. We'll keep you updated.