HTC U11 vs smartphone rivals: How do they compare?

Posted May 19, 2017

The HTC U 11, as rumoured before, comes with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.

As far as the overall design is concerned, the new HTC U11 has a 3D glass on either face and like the iPhone 7, this entire body is IP67-certified for dust and water resistance.

That being said, HTC U11 will come in five color variants which will be Amazing Silver, Ice White, Brilliant Black, Solar Red and Sapphire Blue.

The HTC U11 will be announced tomorrow and like the other smartphone and other tech devices, most of the details of the HTC U11 have leaked out ahead of time. The device reportedly can be fully charged in less than 30 minutes. The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 coupled with a 4GB of RAM.

As it is appropriate for a true flagship, the HTC U11 uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired up with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for the USA, while some markets will also get to choose the version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

A 12 megapixel main camera is in tow and features HDR and quick autofocus. It released its latest flagship under its "U" series named HTC U 11 today on May 16th, 2017. For a more professional touch, the HTC U11 also lets users shoot photos in RAW format. It can record 4K videos and slow motion in 1080p at 120 fps. The selfie camera is of 16-megapixel variety with BSI sensor and full-HD recording.

As for specifications, the HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company's HTC Sense skin on top, and supports dual-SIM cards (Nano-SIM).

The new phone will also feature Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, joining Google Assistant in providing a smarter experience.

We expect the HTC U11 to be priced nothing below $650 United States dollars. As for the availability, the handset wil be launched in selected markets next week. A short squeeze can be configured to open an app, while a long squeeze can launch Google's Assistant or Amazon's Alexa. For example, you can squeeze the HTC U11 once to launch the camera, and then you can squeeze it again to take a photo.

HTC has taken the wraps off its new high-end smartphone, the HTC U11, which introduces a new squeeze command for opening apps and voice assistants.

The HTC U11, priced at $649, is the company's actual flagship phone. Similar to the HTC Bolt and the U Ultra, the U 11 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you will need to use the adapter in order to connect your existing headphones and earphones. HTC has bundled its own U Sonic USB-C headphones along with the U11, and it even features active noise cancellation.

Also new is the "Edge Sense" functionality. This will allow customers to use their current 3.5mm headphones.

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