HTC has finally launched its new “Squeezable” HTC U11 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 51,990 the HTC U11 comes with the Edge Sense technology and is powered by the Snapdragon 835. The HTC U11 will be available in Silver and Brilliant Black colors across multiple sales channels starting from the last week of June. The HTC U11 has been received very well, and according to a recent report, the sales for the HTC U11 has already surpassed its two predecessors.
The HTC U11 offers an impressive set of new features and touts a camera that boasts of industry leading DXOMark score of 90. The HTC U11 comes equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD display with dual pixel technology. The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 coupled with a 6GB of RAM. Thankfully in India, the HTC U11 is getting the 128GB of onboard storage along with the microSD card that supports up to 2TB.
HTC has baked in multiple digital assistants that can be woken up with the dual wake word technology. Until now users could use only one assistant at a time, but the dual wake word will let users invoke either Alexa or Google Assistant. The feature will, however, be restricted to the UK, US, and Germany. Apart from the Assistant and Alexa HTC has also fine-tuned their Sense companion. With the update, Sense will actively take a look at your calendar and remind you to charge the battery before heading out.
HTC U11 also joins the IP67 Bandwagon and is thus dust and water resistant. The optic arrangements include a 12-Megapixel sensor with faster auto focus, f1.7 and HDR Boost feature. The Acoustic focus is yet another new feature that HTC has introduced with the U11. What this feature does is that it automatically increased the audio associated with the video when one tries to zoom in thus simulating the real world scenario. The squeezable metal periphery can be programmed for any of your favorite apps and functions thus allowing one to access selected features without using the touchscreen.
HTC U11 Specifications
- 5.5-inch QHD Display, Gorilla Glass 5
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 at 2.45GHz and 6GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage, microSD supporting up to 2TB
- 12-Megapixel Primary Sensor, UltraSpeed autofocus, OIS, f/1.7, dual LED flash, 4K
- 16-Megapixel Secondary/Front facing camera, BSI Sensor, HDR boost, Live makeup
- Fingerprint sensor, Edge Sense and BoomSound speakers
- 3000mAh, Quick Charge 3.0, Extreme Power Saving mode
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C USB 3.1, NFC, Chromecast and GPS
HTC has already announced that it will be extending the Edge Sense to other third party apps that too without requiring an actual update from the app publisher. As part of its preorder offer, HTC will be giving away a flip-cover that’s worth Rs 1,999 and is also offering a 10% cashback for Chartered Debit or Credit card holders.