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HTC confirms November 2 event — is an updated flagship on the way?

HTC has confirmed it will hold an event on November 2, where it is expected the firm will unveil the HTC U11 Plus smartphone.

The invitation for the event, which will take place in Taipei, features the U branding, suggesting HTC has at least one smartphone in store (via PhoneArena).

HTC U11 Plus invite

Recent rumors have suggested the company will update the U11 with a bezel-free, 6-inch QHD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The screen is expected to be the main update to the handset with other specs set to follow the original U11.

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That device shipped with a 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, as well as an 8-megapixel selfie cam.

The heavy lifting was done by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with a maximum of 6GB RAM. The squeezable Edge Sense feature is also likely to make a return.

Storage hounds will be able to grab 128GB at the top end, according to recent reports.

How many more HTC flagships?

The future of HTC’s smartphone division is questionable given the recent $1 billion deal with Google.

The team of engineers who worked on the Pixel smartphones are now working for Google, while the Mountain View firm now has access to HTC’s arsenal of mobile patents.

Related: Opinion: Google talent grab is the end of HTC as we know it.

HTC has pledged to continue making smartphones, but if the division continues to lose money then the firm may switch its focus to the VR arena.

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