HTC has finally launched their “real” flagship device of the year 2017, the all new HTC U11. HTC had earlier launched HTC U Ultra and U Play but they were treated as the real flagships. With the launch of HTC U11 company finally has a proper flagship device of the year.
HTC U11 looks to be an amalgamation of its predecessor, the HTC 10 but just the looks, the unique features and specifications set it apart from other flagships. The most unique feature of the U11 is the Edge Sense which lets you squeeze the phone in order to execute specific actions. For example, snap a photo just by squeezing the U11’s frame. You can customize how hard you need to squeeze to make something happen.
The all new HTC U11 has 5.5-inch QHD Super LCD 5 panel, with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The main camera is a 12 MP UltraPixel 3-branded unit with 1.4 micron pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, a dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. Slow motion video can be captured in 1080p at 120fps. Whereas, the selfie snapper is higher-res, coming in at 16 MP. It records 1080p Full HD video, and has a Selfie Panorama mode. The HTC U11 has a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou on board, but the 3.5mm headset jack is gone. U11 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset and is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage in the US, while some international markets will also get a version with 6GB/128GB.
HTC U11 will come with three virtual assistants: HTC Sense Companion, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. Moreover, you can now shut out interruptions while recording as the HTC USonic now incorporates Active Noise Cancellation, which reduces disruptions and distractions around you, so you can stay focused on your music. Active Noise Cancellation continuously monitors environmental sound levels, and quickly adjusts to any new noises or disturbances. HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation works automatically. So you’re free to stay focused on your music, videos or games.
HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC Sense and has a 3,000 mAh battery, which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 as well as two different power saving modes. The HTC U11 will be available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red colours, and will be available worldwide from May 2017 onward. Global pricing is set at €749/£649. Moreover, an unlocked version in Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, and Amazing Silver is available for pre-order via HTC itself and Amazon. The HTC U11 will be launched on June 9 and it will be priced at $649.
Know more about HTC U11 and pre-order it here.
Specifications of HTC U11:
- Type: Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
- GPU: Adreno 540
- RAM: 4GB / 6GB Market Dependent
- Internal Storage: 64GB / 128GB Market Dependent
- Card Slot: Yes, upto 256 GB
- HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
- HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition
- 3D Audio recording with 4 microphones
- Hi-Res audio stereo recording
- Hi-Res audio certified
- Primary: 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Features: UltraPixel 3-branded unit with 1.4 micron pixel size, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
- Secondary: 16 MP, 1080p Full HD video recording, Selfie Panorama mode
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Fingerprint (front-mounted)
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Edge Sense
- Sensor Hub
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red