HTC has presented a new flagship smartphone U11

Laverne Mann
May 17, 2017

The HTC U 11 carries the same design language as the other HTC U series phones.

As previous reports have suggested, the feature will be called Edge Sense. HTC takes its Edge Sense a step further by marrying it to the voice commands components by integrating Google Assistant. Additionally, users can set the sensitivity, to prevent accidental squeezes. HTC says that the level of force can also be adjusted. Furthermore, HTC is going beyond squeezing as the feature also enables Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

And the computational photography trend continues, with HTC using "HDR Boost" for better photos and "temporal noise reduction" to reduce noise in videos. Only in US, UK, and Germany. The successor to HTC 10 and a new member of the U family, HTC U11 comes with a standout feature dubbed Edge Sense.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! Although HTC U11 is available in five colors viz Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red, as of now only three have got listed on HTC website.

HTC U11 also joins the IP67 Bandwagon and is thus dust and water resistant.

Inside, the HTC 11 is powered with the latest octa-core Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 835 partnered with the Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

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You've also got that same striking finish as the U Ultra, looking like a fingerprint magnet of note, it must be said. However, other details were not revealed.

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 costs £649 in the United Kingdom and is expected to ship on June 1.

The HTC U11 is the third device that the Taiwanese company has released this year, coming after the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra that were released earlier this year. The device also comes with the ability to record 360 degree audio thanks to its four microphones.

Where other phone makers are experimenting with new screen shapes, multiple cameras, or other unique features, HTC is largely staying conservative with the U11. HTC says that with this feature the audio levels are tied in with zoom-in functionality of the smartphone.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1 port. The design ends up looking flashy if not glossy, with a 5.5 inch display at the front flanked by now-relatively-large bezels, a bottom-firing speaker and no 3.5mm headphone jack (though this time, the device comes with an adapter in the box).

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