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HTC U11 with 5.5 inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 & new Edge Sense technology launched in India at Rs. 51,990

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.

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.

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 device also sums in Alexa and Google Assistant to further increase the list of features.

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. The device comes with HTC Boom Sound for louder and clear audio experience. Apart from this, the smartphone also comes bundled with High-resolution audio USB-C ear buds with Active noise cancellation.

Camera

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.

Design

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.

Abhinav Harde

Abhinav covers daily Tech news and updates on ‘Best Tech Guru’. He is an Electronics Engineer and a big gadget lover. He is obsessed with technology and has great passion for writing.

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