HTC has launched its new flagship U11 smartphone at an event in Taiwan. The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz along with Adreno 540 GPU. It comes in two variants – 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

It has Edge Sense feature for new squeeze interaction which lets you launch the camera, send texts, open email or customize it to launch any application on your phone. It also lets you activate the advanced touch mode and use a “short squeeze” as well as a “squeeze and hold” for even more functionality. HTC says that Edge Sense is based on actual pressure applied to the side of the device, which works even while wearing gloves.

HTC U11 features

As for optics, the HTC U11 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, ultra speed autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, 1.4-micron pixel, 4K video recording and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It offers fingerprint scanner, Boomsound Hi-Fi Edition speakers and comes with IP67 certification dust and water resistance.

It packs a 3000mAh battery and runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with HTC Sense UI on top. Connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C & GPS.

HTC U11 specifications

HTC U11 Specifications:

  • Display: 5.5-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: 2.45GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
  • Camera: 12MP Rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, ultra speed autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, 1.4-micron pixel, 4K video recording and a 16MP Front camera
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with HTC Sense UI
  • Battery: 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C, GPS
  • Dimensions: 153.9×75.9×7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams

HTC U11

The HTC U11 comes in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White & Solar Red colour options, and will start rolling out in select countries from next week. It has been priced at €749 (Rs. 52,895 approx) in Europe