The Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has launched the Solar Red color variant of its flagship U11. The smartphone was first launched back in June in India in Silver and black color only, after which it was made available in Sapphire blue color later in July. The Solar Red variant of the HTC U11 comes at the same price i.e at Rs. 51,990 and will be available for pre-orders from HTC’s official online eStore and will ship starting from August 26th. The smartphone also comes bundled with a free 20W Car Charger if pre-ordered within a limited period.
Coming towards the specifications, the HTC U11 sports a 5.5 inch QHD+ display along with 3D glass on the top and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 2 TB using microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC’s new Sense 9 user interface along with the Sense companion digital assistant that packs a number of different other features within itself.
The smartphone has touch sensitive sensors on its edges which interpret different squeezable gestures into various commands. The edges basically sense the squeeze on edges and then operate accordingly. Users can turn on the flash light, open an application and can also take pictures and selfies just by a squeeze on the edges.
In the imaging department, the smartphone boasts a 12 MP Ultrapixel camera at the rear along with f/1.7 aperture, 5-Axis OIS and EIS, Ultraspace AF and HDR+ support. There is also a 16 MP f/2.0 selfie shooter with Wide angle lens, EIS and new exciting camera features. As per HTC, the camera of HTC U11 provides the best in class HDR and is the highest ranked phone camera ever with DxO mark 90.
The HTC U11 packs a 3,000 mAh battery which delivers ample amount of standby time and talk time as per the company and also comes with Quick charge 3.0. Apart from this, HTC has removed the 3.5 mm audio jack and the users will have to plug in the headphones through Type-C USB port or via a connector. The smartphone also holds IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.