After a series of numerous leaks, HTC finally unveiled HTC U11, the most awaited smartphone from the company at a launch event held in Taiwan. the biggest highlight feature of the smartphone is Edge Sense feature which introduces completely an entirely new and intuitive way to interact with the smartphone. the smartphone will be available worldwide starting from this month. whereas in United States the company has joined hands with Sprint, as its exclusive retail carrier where the pre-sale has already began in Sapphire Blue and Brilliant Black colour option. it will be sold online and offline on Sprint retail stores for $0 down payment and $29.00 per month for 24 months contract starting from June 9 – and for a limited time Sprint is also offering two Amazon Echo Dots worth $99.98 for customers who pre-order the smartphone. Coming to the pricing, the smartphone is priced at €749 (roughly ₹54,000) in the Europe region whereas, in the United States it is priced at $649 (roughly ₹48,000) – the HTC U11 smartphone will be a in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red colour options.
Here are the Highlight features of the HTC U11 Smartphone :
|HTC Edge Sense||transforms this fundamental sense into a completely new and revolutionary interaction with your phone. With a simple squeeze, HTC Edge Sense lets you easily engage with your phone in an unprecedented yet intuitive way, helping you more naturally enjoy the things you love like taking photos, opening Facebook, or launching any of your favorite apps.|
|Amazon Alexa||HTC U11 is the first smartphone to feature hands-free wake word access to Amazon Alexa. By simply asking questions such as “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” or saying things like, “Alexa, turn on my living room lights,” Alexa will respond to your needs anywhere you go, making it easy to control smart home products, ask for news, weather, music, and the 12,000-plus skills in the Alexa skills store.|
|Liquid Surface||The liquid glass surface is crafted to impress using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition By layering highly-refractive precious minerals across the phone’s back cover which creates stunningly vivid new colors that transforms light with every movement you make.|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform||HTC U11 is the first smartphone to be commercially released worldwide that is exclusively powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform. Every HTC U11 also includes UFS 2.1 for an extremely fast processor paired with the fastest memory performance.|
Coming to the specifications, the HTC U11 smartphone bears a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super LCD display with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, both on the front and back along with Display color personalization. the smartphone is powered by a 64-Bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz and is available in two variants differ by RAM and Internal Storage – 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. the smartphone also supports storage expansion up-to 2TB via MicroSD card support and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat update with the company’s HTC Sense UI overlaid on it. the smartphone also sports a Finger print sensor embedded on the home button and is further backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and claims to offers talk time upto 24.5 hours and Standby time upto 14 days both, on 3G/4G networks . it also supports power saving and extreme power saving mode. the smartphone also sports IP67 certified with water and dust resistance and comes with two artificial intelligence assistant in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa depending on the region. The company has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack and is offering a 3.5mm audio jack to USB Type-C adapter.
On the camera front, the HTC U11 smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4μm pixel, F/1.7 aperture, UltraSpeed Autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS -Optical Image Stabilization, Dual LED flash, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Face detection, Pro mode with manual control, RAW format support, HDR Boost, Panorama mode and Hyperlapse mode. it also offer 4K video recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res audio, Acoustic Focus, Video Pic along with Slow motion video ([email protected] fps) – on the front, there’s an 16-megapixel front facing camera for the selfie addicts with BSI sensor, F/2.0 aperture, Live make-up, Auto Selfie (keep still or smile), Voice Selfie, Self timer up to 10 seconds, HDR Boost, Selfie Panorama and it also supports Full HD video recording at 1080p.
On the connectivity front, the HTC U11 smartphone option includes 3G, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 (Type-C), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and media streaming options – Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay, and Miracast. it also on-boards Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Sensor Hub and Edge Sensor.
The HTC U11 smartphone also offers sound quality options HTC USonic earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, 3D Audio recording with 4 microphones and Hi-Res audio stereo recording. it also includes gesture control like Always on voice commands, Motion Launch, Sensor Hub for activity tracking, HTC Connect, Quiet ring on pick up, Pocket mode and Flip to Mute. the smartphone measures at 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm and weigh at 169 grams.
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