HTC has launched a new smartphone in competition with the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 called HTC U11. The main highlights of HTC U11 includes the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, USB-C type charging, Android Nougat, fingerprint sensor and quick charge 3.0.
It comes with IP67 rating which means it’s water & dust resistant.
The rear camera of the HTC U11 is just amazing. It features 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. Camera features include Face Detection, Pro mode with manual control, 32-second long exposure, and RAW format support, HDR Boost, Panorama, and Hyperlapse.
We think it’s the first smartphone which can shoot pictures in RAW format like DSLRs.
Talking about the front lens, it bloats 16-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor, full-HD recording. It supports couple of different modes including live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama.
The HTC U11 has two AI assistants which are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa (In specific regions only). They have launched a new feature called HTC Edge Sense Feature which will help you in doing multile tasks easily by just squeezing your smartphone.
“Because Edge Sense is based on actual pressure applied to the side of the device, it can be used in nearly any condition – including while wearing gloves or in weather such as snow or rain that would normally be a challenge with capacitive buttons,” said the company.
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HTC U11 Price in India, Europe, US & UK
HTC is launched globally and coming to several more countries soon including India. However, the price of the smartphone is only clarified for Europe, UK & US which are €749 (Rs. 52,895 approx.), £649 (Rs. 53760 approx.) and $696 (Rs. 44595 approx.) respectively.
In India, the 6GB and 128GB variant will go on sale but price is not yet declared.
HTC U11 Key Features & Full Specifications
》 The brand new HTC U11 sports 5.5-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
》Under the hood, it pumps Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC which is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz with Adreno 540 GPU.
》Moving on to the hardware part of this smartphone, it comes in two variant, one with 4GB RAM & 64GB storage and another with 6GB RAM & 128GB Storage. For instance, if you want to expand the memory, you can expand it up to 2TB using microSD card.
》Talking about the software of this smartphone, it features the latest Android version Nougat based on HTC Sense UI which is a custom built skin by HTC.
》At the core of optics, it floods 12MP HTC UltraPixel 3 rear camera with 1.4μm pixel, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, UltraSpeed Autofocus, RAW capture, 4K video recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res stereo recording, and Acoustic Focus, 120fps slow mo video at 1080p which is really a great thing. Apart from that, it has a 16MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording which has different modes like 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: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and NFC support.
》The HTC U11 comes with 3000mAh battery that is rated to offer up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. There’s also an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support.
HTC U11 Full Specifications Table
|Release date||May 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||153.90 x 75.90 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red|
|Screen size (inches)||5.50|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2000|
|Operating System||Android 7.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|