HTC has launched the HTC U11 with new squeeze technology HTC Edge Sense in India at a price of Rs. 51,990. It will be available via Amazon India and through offline retailers from last week of June. Pre-orders on HTC e-store will start from 17th June and customer availing the pr-order will receive a free HTC flip-cover worth Rs. 1,999. Customers also have an option to avail 10% cash back on the MOP value of the phone using Standard Chartered Debit or Credit card. The main highlight of the phone is its unique way of interaction with the phone by ‘squeezing’ the sides. HTC came up with a new Edge Sense feature that allows the user to launch apps like camera and send texts by simply squeezing the smartphones on the sides. User can customise the squeeze feature to launch the apps or games as per their requirement. User can also use a “short squeeze” as well as a “squeeze and hold” for more functionality by activating the advanced touch mode.
HTC U11 Specifications
The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It is powered by 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is expandable upto 2 TB via microSD card. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s HTC Sense skin on top.
The HTC U11 has 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel, ultra spread autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, slow-motion, and 4K video recording. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, full-HD recording. Other camera features include Face Detection, Pro mode with manual control, 32-second long exposure, and RAW format support, HDR Boost, Panorama, and Hyperlapse. In addition, the front camera also supports live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama options. The company claims that the HTC U11 achieved that highest ever rating for a smartphone camera by independent metric DxOMark1 with a score of 90.
The HTC U11 is backed by 3000mAh battery. It comes with an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support. It delivers up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. Connectivity options includes 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), NFC and support for 4G VoLTE. The handset measures 153.9×75.9×7.9mm and weighs 169 grams.
Other features of the HTC U11 include an IP67 rating that will protect the smartphone from water and dust, HTC Sense Companion and Google Assistant, 3D audio recording with four microphones, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, and a fingerprint sensor housed inside the home button, to name a few. The smartphone does not have 3.5mm audio jack, the company will bundle a 3.5mm audio jack to USB Type-C adapter instead.