Right after the one month of Global Launching, HTC India Launched its Flagship HTC U11 Smartphone in India at a Price Of Rs. 51,990 (MOP). The HTC U11 may look a lot like the company’s previously launched U Ultra — the two phones even share some key features — but the new phone from HTC is a whole new ball-game altogether. HTC U11 highlights a new design language, Amazing Edge Sense Feature, which brings a unique way to Squeeze the sides of the Phone like a ‘Sauce Bottle’ and run few apps like camera, Google Assistant and many more. The Variant of HTC U11 launched comes in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage. Others unique feature of the phone is, it comes with Snapdragon Latest Processor 835 SOC, which is already coming with few flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi 6, Moto Z2 and ONEPLUS 5, Nubia Z17 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
HTC U11 will be available via Amazon India and through offline retailers from last week of June. Pre-orders for the HTC U11 will start from June 17, and customers availing the pre-orders via HTC’s online store will receive an HTC flip cover worth Rs. 1,999 for free. It will be available in Amazing Silver and Brilliant Black colours in India. For a limited time (starting June 26), customers purchasing a HTC U11 using a Standard Chartered Debit/ Credit card will have an option to avail 10 percent cashback on the MOP value.
What is Edge Sense
HTC has introduced a new Edge Sense feature that lets you launch apps like camera and send texts by simply squeezing the smartphones on the sides. Edge Sense dramatically expands the functionality of the phone. You can customize the squeeze gesture to launch the apps or games important to you. You can also use a “short squeeze” as well as a “squeeze and hold” for more functionality by activating the advanced touch mode. The company said at the launch that it will introduce new Edge Sense features in the coming days. You can configure it to access a wide range of functions and applications. One squeeze can open Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. And with Google Assistant just a squeeze away, you get a powerful voice assistant ready at your command! With one easy gesture, the HTC U11 will assist you with anything you need, and it’s all up to you.
HTC U11 Specifications
HTC latest flagship HTC U11 smartphone gets most of the advanced specs you would expect in 2017. The HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s HTC Sense skin on top. HTC U11 sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. U11 is a dust, water and splash resistant smartphone with IP67 rating. HTC U11 is Powering with clock speed of 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and, as mentioned earlier, the India variant gets 6GB of RAM with 128GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The HTC U11 camera has achieved an incredible DxOMark 90 score, making it the highest rated smartphone ever in DxOMark history. HTC U11 comes with 12MP rear camera with the company’s UltraPixel 3 one. It has 1.4μm pixel size, UltraSpeed Autofocus, BSI sensor and OIS. The aperture is ƒ/1.7 and there’s Dual LED flash on board. HTC U11 impressive multi-axis optical and electronic stabilization system and super-fast autofocus in all lighting conditions make the camera quick, pictures sharp and videos smooth. HTC has added a Pro mode with manual control as well as RAW format support on this phone. U11 camera is capable of 4K recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res audio, Acoustic Focus as well. The front camera is 16MP with BSI sensor, live make-up, auto Selfie, Voice Selfie and HDR boost, along with support for 1080p video recording.
HTC U11 introduces the latest version of HTC USonic, which now combines active noise cancellation with the ability to tune audio to unique hearing. Other headsets focus more on obtaining great sound quality while overlooking the fundamentals – each of our hearing structures are different. USonic earbuds map your inner ear with an advanced sonar-like technology. This creates an incredibly personal and optimized listening experience with vibrant audio shaped.
HTC U11 Smartphone comes with 3000mAh battery that promises to deliver up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. It also comes with an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options for the HTC U11 include 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.
It is a 4G-VoLTE enabled smartphone with support for most the major bands for India, including Band 5, Band 40, Band 41, etc. According to HTC U11, it is capable of support Cat 15 LTE with download speeds up to 800Mbps. Sensors on the HTC U11 are Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor Motion G-sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Sensor Hub, Edge Sensor.
Design and features
The HTC U11 sees a shift in design and features compared to the company’s previous flagships predecessors. HTC U11 made up of a metal and glass body with a glossy back. But it’s in the edges of this smartphone where the fun really begins. Other notable features of the HTC U11 include HTC Sense Companion and Google Assistant, 3D audio recording with four microphones, and a fingerprint sensor housed inside the home button. The smartphone does not come with 3.5mm audio jack, but the company will bundle a 3.5mm audio jack to USB Type-C adapter.
HTC U11 Specifications
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