Finally, the wait is over, HTC today unveiled their flagship device HTC U11 the first squeezable smartphone in an event in Taiwan. As promised HTC has brought a new category of smartphones into the market with the Edge Sense feature which promises a unique way of user interaction. With the HTC U11, the user can squeeze to launch the camera, send text messages, open email or customize it to launch any application. In the advanced touch mode, phone differentiates among the “short squeeze” or “squeeze and hold” and does the preferred function.
HTC U11 sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection powered by the 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC Sense skin on top and comes preloaded with HTC Sense Companion, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.
HTC U11 has two variants including a 4GB RAM/64GB storage and the other with 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. Only the 6GB RAM/128GB Storage will be available in India. The storage can be expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 2TB). HTC U11 packs a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and is also dust and water-resistant with IP57 ratings.
It sports a 12-megapixel 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. The rear camera features include Face Detection, Pro mode with manual control, 32-second long exposure, and RAW format support, HDR Boost, Panorama, and Hyperlapse. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor, a full-HD recording featuring live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama. Connectivity options include GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and NFC support.
HTC U11 comes in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red color options and will be rolled out worldwide from this month. It has been priced starting from £649 (Rs. 53760 approx.) in the UK, EUR 749 (Rs. 53,000 approx.) in Europe and $749 (Rs. 48,000 approx.) in the US.