HTC U 11 leak
Is this HTC's squeezable U 11 smartphone?HTC

The HTC U 11 will be officially revealed on 16 May, but thanks to a new leak we might already know everything about the flagship smartphone ahead of its big debut.

While HTC has already teased the device's key feature – its "squeezable" pressure-sensitive input reportedly dubbed Edge Sense – the latest leak details almost every aspect of the phone's spec sheet.

The image in question, obtained by Gear India, appears to show either promotional or retail packaging for the Taiwanese company's HTC 10 follow-up. Although the handset isn't named in the infographic, the Edge Sense listing makes it clear that this is HTC's flagship.

Much of the spec sheet tallies with early rumours, especially in the power department. As expected, the U 11 will follow Samsung's lead with the Galaxy S8 and pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset.

The image also lists 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with up to 2TB expandable external storage. This is expected to be exclusive to the dual-sim variant as a recent benchmark report showed a 4GB RAM model with 64GB of storage.

On the display front, the U 11 reportedly has a 5.5in Quad HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 5, although it does not detail whether the panel will be LCD (as has become standard for HTC) or some form of OLED screen.

The HTC U 11 also looks set to follow other recent flagships from Samsung, LG and Sony by keeping its camera's megapixel count down to a reasonable 12MP. The leak does mention "UltraPixel 3" and "UltraSpeed [Auto Focus]" though, suggesting HTC is advancing its low-light camera tech. It also lists optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture for the main sensor. A whopping 16MP selfie camera is also listed.

IBTimes UK praised 2016's HTC 10 for its excellent audio hardware and software, so we are happy to see BoomSound return, although mention of HTC's Usonic earphones with active noise-cancellation suggests that the U 11 will follow the U Ultra in ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. The aforementioned 'squeezable' Edge Sense technology, a quick charge-able 3,000mAh battery, IP57 water and dust resistance, and a bucket of connectivity features round out the credible leak.