HTC Unveils U11 Smartphone With Edge Sense Technology

HTC Unveils U11 Smartphone With Edge Sense Technology

HTC Unveils U11 Smartphone With Edge Sense Technology

The smartphone looks nearly similar to the HTC U Ultra and U Play, which means it comes with a Liquid Surface, which gives a different look when put in different lighting conditions.

HTC's President of Smartphones and Connected Devices Chialin Chang took to the stage to announce the new phone, and said that the new product is one of the most innovative product from HTC and that it is the next generation device that delivers the ultimate user experience. It also serves as the stage for the launch of Edge Sense, the company's new interaction technology that lets you perform various actions by squeezing the lower half of the phone's body on each side. This frame will allow you to squeeze the sides of your device to perform various tasks.

The design and aesthetics of the HTC U 11 resemble that of its predecessors, which also feature the similar 'liquid surface' back with colors embedded in the glass.

The HTC U 11, as rumoured before, comes with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.

HTC at the launch event also confirmed that the phone will be launched in India in June and it will come in only one variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The U11 has a 12MP UltraPixel 3 camera with five-axis image stabilisation, dual pixel auto focus technology and the best-ever HDR processing technology in a smartphone. This means you can either short squeeze the edge to open the camera app and take a selfie within seconds or assign the long squeeze gesture to activate an AI-powered mobile voice assistant. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech. The front-facing camera captures images at a huge 16 megapixels, has a 150-degree field of view and an f/2.0 lens. It's slightly odd that it doesn't support QuickCharge 4, which is the latest standard and built into the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The device is, however, late to the IP67 resistance party, which protects it against dust and water splashes. As seen with the recent flagship HTC devices, the HTC U11 also misses the 3.5mm audio port. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the confirmation over the above mentioned specifications. The device will come with inbuilt Google Assistant in some regions and in some other markets it will also feature Amazon Alexa. However, we miss the 3.5 mm headset jack. Besides this, the smartphone comes with the company's own HTC Sense Companion. Among other things, we sung the praises of the phone's design, strong screen, and excellent Android skin.

HTC has also partnered with Sprint for a $29/month for 24 months plan. It is one of the best distinguishing features of HTC U phones.

For instance, HTC has confirmed that Amazon Alexa integration is coming, which means you'll be able to access Amazon's digital assistant directly through your phone through four microphones that are always listening. However, it broke that rule in January with the HTC U Ultra, and we could see it do so again for the HTC U. If a live stream is published you will find it here. The HTC U11 will go on sale next week and is priced at €749 (apprx.Rs 52,897) which is pretty impressive considering the features it offers.

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