HTC U11 India launch set for June 16: Key specifications and features

Posted June 16, 2017

HTC's latest U11 flagship smartphone, which features squeezable sides which let users operate multiple handset functions, is now available to USA customers of mobile carrier, Sprint. Just to recall, pricing of the HTC U11 starts at Euro 749 (roughly Rs. 53,000) for Europe, and in the U.S. at $749 (roughly Rs. 48,000), where it's up for pre-order.

HTC U11 is the third smartphone in the company's "U" series and is the successor of the company's last flagship HTC 10.

HTC U11 is available in Solar Red, Brilliant Black, Sapphire Blue, Amazing Silver and Ice White color variant. However, the device is sensitive to a number of pressure users put on its metal frames. HTC believes that the squeezing will be the next big thing in smartphones and integrated an Edge sensor, which will perform some actions on the phone when you squeeze it.

HTC U11 sports a 5.5 inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD 5 Display which is protected with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat now.

To recall, HTC gave the U11 the latest Snapdragon 835 processor from Qualcomm along with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of onboard storage. The Taiwanese tech giant has also become the first to include support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart virtual assistants.

As mentioned earlier, the highlight of the HTC U11 is the rear camera, which is a 12MP UltraPixel 3 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, ultra speed autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, it comes with a 16 Megapixel Front camera with Full HD Video recording. Other features of the U11 includes 12 MP primary camera along with 16 MP secondary camera. It connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/h/ac, NFC and USB 3.1 Type C-Port, as per The Indian Express.

A leak last week suggested that all the Asian countries, including India, could get the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, putting it directly against the 6GB variant of the Galaxy S8. HTC USonic earbuds support HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, active noise cancellation, 3D audio recording with four microphones, and Hi-res audio certified.