HTC U 11 smartphone has been launched by the company. The highlight of the smartphone its Edge Sense feature, that lets users squeeze the U 11 for perform specific tasks. The phone is sensitive to the amount of pressure one puts on its metal frames, which allows people to customise actions such as send texts, open apps or launch Google Assistant etc. There’s a ‘short squeeze’ option as well as ‘squeeze and hold’ option in the U 11.
HTC U 11 is up for pre-orders in the US, starting at 749 dollars (Rs 48,000 approx). The smartphone will be available beginning next week in certain markets. Other markets worldwide will get the U 11 in June. HTC U11 comes in five colour options – Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red.
HTC U 11 features a 5.5-inch Super LCD WQHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixel. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. HTC U 11 is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM+64GB ROM as well as 6GB RAM+128GB ROM options. The internal storage is expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card.
HTC U 11 gets a 12MP rear camera with BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. It supports slow-motion and 4K video recording. The front camera is 16MP front camera with BSI sensor, live make-up, voice selfie and Panorama.
HTC U11 is backed by a 3000mAh battery, and supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Connectivity options include USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and GPS/ A-GPS and NFC. HTC U11 is IP67 rated which makes it resistance to water and dust.
HTC’s last flagship smartphone was HTC 10. The company launched its ‘U’ series earlier this year with U Ultra and U Play smartphones. HTC U 11 is touted as the true successor to HTC 10, though it will remain be a part of the U range. The U 11 is the third smartphone in HTC’s ‘U’ series.
HTC U 11 will compete with the likes of Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel smartphones in the high-end segment. We’ll have to wait and watch if U 11 really stands out for its new ‘Edge Sensors’.