HTC reveals new, squeezable smartphone

Gwen Vasquez
May 18, 2017

HTC has launched its flagship smartphone called HTC U11.

HTCPromotional image for HTC U11. It will be available worldwide from June 2017. I've reached out to HTC and asked if the unlocked U11 will have these features on T-Mobile US, but haven't yet received a response.The new HTC U11 will be available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red color options and should be hitting most of the markets by the end of May, with a price set at U.S. $649/€749/£649.

Called "Edge Sense", HTC said the new feature is created to usher in "a new age of phone interactions".

The Edge Sense feature is mainly created to make it easier for the smartphone user to do basic tasks single-handedly.

Unlike other touchscreen devices the U11 can be used while wearing gloves, and the handset's squeeze function is customisable depending on the user's preference. The Taiwanese tech giant has also become the first to include support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart virtual assistants.

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HTC Lanched HTC U 11 Specs, Features and Price - HTC has recently announced the U 11 flagship at a world-spanning event which tacks place in New York, Landon, and Taipei.

HTC is including a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for use with other headphones, which it didn't for the U Ultra. 3D glass screen designed for crisp, vivid images and text in any lighting condition - even in direct sunlight. Under the hood, it will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.4GHz along with Adreno 540 GPU. It runs on the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC Sense skin and is available in two RAM variants- 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM with up to 128 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card.

The U11 is also water-resistant, and comes with in-built, voice-activated assistants including HTC's Sense Companion, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The UltraPixel mode is four times more light sensitive than standard mode (best for low-light photos).

This new device also excels on the camera front. Selfie fans are also well catered for, with a 16-megapixel front camera. It has hybrid dual SIM slot (nano SIM). There is a fingerprint sensor under its home button. Aside from being a game-changer feature because of its uniqueness, HTC also claims that it is also very convenient.

- HTC U11 supports 360-degree audio-recording capabilities, which means the phone essentially works as an Omni-directional microphone to give you hi-resolution sound quality. The smartphone has supposed to house a 3,000mAh battery.

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