HTC U11 launched: Featuring Edge Sense and Snapdragon 835!

HTC U11 launched: Featuring Edge Sense and Snapdragon 835!

The HTC U11 is finally launched, making the U flagship line up bigger now. Featuring an innovative pressure sensing gesture side frame, it allows the camera to be activated without unlocking the phone.

Specification wise, HTC U11 sports a pixel-dense 5.5-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1) with expandable storage and a 3000mAh cell capacity that comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

With the 12 megapixel rear camera with 5-axis OIS + EIS for video, it achieve 90 marks for the DxOMark camera test, putting the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus far behind. On the front, it offers a high-resolution 16 MP snapper that can record 1080p Full HD video, and comes with a Selfie Panorama mode.

The HTC U11 also features a pressure-sensitive frame called Edge Sense, which is capable of detecting presses and squeezes, functionality will be limited out of the box, though continuous software support will allow users to further customize the new feature in the future.

The HTC U11 is running on Sense 9 experience running on top of Android 7.1 Nougat featuring both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. With the 3.5mm audio jack missing, the device comes with a Type-C headed earphone. The device features “3D audio recording” capabilities, powered by 4 microphones. Plus, it is Hi-Res Audio certified too with BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, just like in the HTC 10 !

Additionally, it also comes with IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. Its body measurements are 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm, and it weighs 169g.

Color wise, the U11 is available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red. It will officially go on sale globally from May 2017 onward with a retail price of €749  (approx. RM3580). We reckoned the retail price will be possibly cheaper when it is officially available in our market.

HTC U11 Specs

  • Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 169g
  • Display: 5.5in SLCD5 1440 x 2560p QHD @534ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core MSM8998 @2.45GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB [Market Dependent]
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB [Market Dependent]
  • MicroSD: Up To 256GB
  • Software: Android 7.1 Nougat, HTC Sense UI, HTC Sense Companion, Google Assistant [Market Dependent], Amazon Alexa [Market Dependent]
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS, Type-C USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Features: HTC Edge Sense, IP67 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Primary Camera: 12MP, f/1.7 Aperture, OIS, Dual-LED Flash, 4K Video
  • Secondary Camera: 16MP, Wide-Angle Lens, 1080p Video