HTC launched its next flagship smartphone. The smartphone comes with the Edge Sense feature bringing a completely new category of interaction with the smartphone. The HTC U11 will be made available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red colour options.
Edge Sense lets you squeeze the phone in order to execute specific actions. So you can, 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, of course. It also introduces “3D audio recording” capabilities, powered by 4 microphones. The handset is Hi-Res Audio certified, and comes with BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition
The HTC U11 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset as you’d expect from a flagship these days. It 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. The screen is a 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. The selfie-focused smartphone has a 16-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor, full-HD recording. Front camera features include live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama.
The HTC U11 packs a 3000mAh battery that is rated to offer up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. There’s also an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options include GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and NFC support.