The wait is finally over as the the fairly anticipated flagship HTC U11 smartphone has now arrived in India. HTC has just launched its flagship U11 smartphone in India, the way it was scheduled. The smartphone was quite into the talks ever since it was announced considering its revolutionary Edge sense technology along with few more impressive features that could turn the tables in favour of HTC. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 51,990 and will be available by the end of June.
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Edge Sense Technology
The HTC U11 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.
Users can customise different commands over various squeeze patterns between short squeeze and squeeze and hold. There is also a provision to adjust the squeeze sensitivity according to user’s convenience. This new technology is quite innovative and could really prove to be an USP for the smartphone against flagships from other companies.
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 device also sums in Alexa and Google Assistant to further increase the list of features.
Coming towards 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.
Talking about the design, the device holds a uni-body design along with glass covering above it which the company calls the liquid surface. 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.