The much-awaited, one of the best looking smartphones, HTC U11, is finally released in India. This is the smartphone to compete against the likes of Samsung S8 and iPhone 7. Priced at ₹51,990/-; the phone comes with pressure sensitive frame called Edge Sense via which users can control various functions by squeezing the sides of the smartphone. Let’s pay a close attention at its features:
Display and Processor
HTC U11 flaunts a 5.5-inch super LCD5 display with resolution of 2560 * 1440 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is super slim with just 7.9mm in thickness and weighs 169 grams. It comes with IP67 certification for water and dust resistance and lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. Under the hood, it is powered by octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. One can expand the storage via microSD card up to 2TB. The device runs on the latest Android 7 Nougat operating system with HTC skin on top.
In terms of optics, HTC U11 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel, BSI sensor, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, ultra speed autofocus, and 4K video recording. At the front, it has a 16-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and full-HD recording. The smartphone comes with one of the best cameras and is way advanced than the competitors. Some of its features include RAW format support, HDR boost, panorama, pro mode with manual control, face detection and many more. In addition, the front camera includes auto selfie, voice selfie, selfie panorama and a fixed focus of f/2.0. It is capable of clicking 150-degree wide angle selfies.
Battery and Connectivity
HTC U11 is backed by a big 3000mAh battery that comes with fast charging support. It is rated to deliver up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. The extreme power saving mode is another plus. In terms of connectivity, it includes GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C port, GPS/A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and NFC support as well.
Edge Sense Feature
The main highlight of the smartphone is the Edge Sense feature. You can just squeeze the metal edges of the phone to launch camera or send texts and more. You can customize the squeeze gesture to launch your favorite apps or games. The squeeze feature even works when wearing gloves as well. Thus, the feature is based on the pressure applied to the side of the smartphone.
Virtual Assistants and Audio
HTC U11 supports many virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and HTC’s own Sense Companion as well. It has HTC’s Hi-Fi edition Boomsound front speaker to offer superior audio output. With the latest version of HTC USonic, it lets you enjoy mesmerizing sound.
HTC U11 comes with a whopping price of ₹51,990/- and the pre-orders start from June 17 on HTC e-store in India. Those who pre-order get a free HTC flip cover worth ₹1,999/-. The Standard Chartered debit and credit card users get the option of 10% cashback for pre-booking the phone. This offer is limited till June 26. The smartphone will be available at Amazon India as well as offline stores in the last week of June.
A quick look at specifications of HTC U11:
|Resolution||1440 * 2560 pixels|
|Camera||Rear camera: 12UP
|Operating System||Android 7|
|Dimensions||153.90 * 75.90 * 7.90 mm|
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