HTC has finally announced its much awaited U11 smartphone. With all the rumours and speculations going on for a while, the HTC U11 created a sense of excitement and was highly anticipated. The smartphone highlights its revolutionary Edge sense technology along with few more impressive features that could turn the tables in favour of HTC.
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.
Talking about the design, the HTC U 11 sports a 5.5 inch QHD+ display along with 3D glass on the top. 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 via a connector. The smartphone also holds IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
The HTC U11 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 2 TB using microSD card. HTC is also said to bring 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage variant in some markets. 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.
The HTC U11 packs a 3,000 mAh battery which delivers ample amount of standby time and talk time as per the company. 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.
The price of the smartphone is still unrevealed but the HTC U 11 will be available in certain regions by next week and will hit the shelves globally by early June.