Looks Like HTC's New Phone Takes It Up To 11

By Holly Brockwell on at

HTC's new squeezable phone, rumoured to be called the HTC U 11, has just completed its benchmarks – and the results are looking pretty good.

Our sister site Techradar reports that Geekbench scores are in for a new device by the codename HTC CBP, and the phone attained 1912 for single-core and 6137 for multi-core performance. That puts it up in the top section of the rankings, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The squeezability of the phone is an extremely poorly-kept secret (HTC's tweets aren't really helping with that), but how exactly it'll work, and what it'll do, remains a mystery until the launch on the 16th of May.

Also, no matter how much a device leaks before the official announcement, it doesn't mean we have the full story: remember the time the M9 leaked in full before the launch, and then HTC blindsided us with the Vive?

The specs of the phone are looking good, too: apparently it'll pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4 gig of ram and Android Nougat 7.1.1. But will it crack the one thing no HTC phone has had recently: desirability?

We'll see at 7am (ugh) on the 16th. [Techradar]


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