The rumored HTC U11 Plus is expected to sport an 18:9 display with very minimal bezels. However, new CAD renders for the device have surfaced online showing that the HTC U11 Plus might not be so “bezel-less” after all.

The high resolution renders for the HTC U11 Plus flagship smartphone was made and published online by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) in collaboration with Coupon Raja. The renders were created based on the CAD files for the HTC U11 Plus, meaning that these are close to what the final product will actually look like.

The HTC U11 Plus appears to have the same “liquid surface” design that the original U11 flagship has. This gives the metallic flagship smartphone a very shiny and reflective look. Although the U11 Plus looks a lot like the original U11, there are some very distinct differences.

The U11 Plus has significantly thinner top and bottom bezels. The bezels are so thin that the fingerprint sensor is now located on the back of the handset. The U11 Plus also has a taller 6-inch Quad HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the same one that’s found on the LG V30 and the Google Pixel 2 XL displays.

Despite having thinner bezels and a taller display, it’s been pointed out the the bezels appear to be thicker than expected. When compared to the Galaxy S8+ or the LG V30, the bezels on the HTC U11 Plus are still pretty thick, as pointed out by Phone Arena. Although that might irk some consumers who were expecting thinner bezels, it’s good to see that HTC is also jumping into the 18:9 display trend. This is also the most important feature on the HTC U11 Plus since it has the job of convincing users to pick this one up instead of the original U11.

As for internal specs, benchmark listings from Geekbench and GFXBench listed the HTC U11 Plus as being powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. It’s also rumored to have a 6GB RAM variant with storage options likely only being 64GB and 128GB. Benchmark listings also show that the flagship smartphone will run Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box.

As for cameras, the U11 Plus should have a 12-megapixel shooter on its back, while up front it will have an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Leaker LlabTooFer also tweeted earlier today that the flagship HTC smartphone will also have a massive 4,000mAh battery.

As for other features, the HTC U11 Plus will have a single USB Type-C port. Like its predecessor, the U11 Plus won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset will likely ship with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box, along with a pair of USB-C USonic headphones.

The HTC U11 Plus is also expected to come with HTC’s Edge Sense squeezable frame feature. Edge Sense lets users have access to app shortcuts and other phone feature by simply squeezing the frame of the phone. The feature was initially seen as a gimmick, but it’s slowly gaining some traction. Google included the same feature (called Active Edge) on its pair of new Pixel 2 smartphones to activate Assistant.

HTC has sent out invites for a press event happening on Nov. 2 in Taipei, Taiwan. The HTC U11 Plus is expected to make its first official appearance there.

HTC U11 The HTC U11 Plus will have thinner bezels, but not as 'bezel-less' like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG V30. Photo: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu