With a live streaming event from Taipei, on the occasion of the 20 years since its inception, HTC has launched the new smartphone HTC U11. It is a device that belongs to the top end, a flagship product that can meet the challenge with its peers rivals Samsung, Apple and Huawei. With attention to detail, elegant design, inspired by the philosophy of "Brilliant U", HTC U11 presents innovative features.
Among all stands Edge Sense that allows new ways to interact with your smartphone. You can take pictures, open applications such as Facebook or send messages, avoiding the risk of distraction when on the move, with a slight compression of the cell edges.
In short, just shake hands at the sides of the device and you can activate with a simple gesture and, according to the Chinese company, more natural, all the functions of a level smartphone. It ensures that the Taiwanese company Edge Sense works in all conditions, even when wearing gloves or with wet hands.
HTC U11 has three virtual assistants: Sense Companion, Assistant Google and Alexa. With the possibility of having a fourth one developed by Baidu, only for Chinese users. In addition to the design and nuanced look and curved made with 3D glass on the front and the back, the smartphone HTC shows great attention to the audio aspects, with Usonic headsets and the latest version facing BoomSound speakers, and photos.
As for the cameras, the device is equipped with two sensors - 16MP in front and 12MP rear, with the highest rating ever achieved from an independent body (DxOMark) for smartphone cameras evaluation. For brighter and sharper selfies with both the sun, and by night. The new HTC smartphone, which is equipped with a Snapdragon processor 835, will be available from June at a price of 749 Euros.
HTC U11 Specifications
HTC U11 has a 5.5-inch LCD screen with Quad HD resolution, 2560x1440 pixels with Gorilla Corning Glass (with vivid and sharp images, in any lighting conditions - even in direct sunlight) and is resistant to dust, splashes and water, equipped with a IP67 protection.
It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 at 2.45 Ghz, X16 LTE modem that offers speeds up to 1 gigabit. The RAM is 4/6 GB and 64/128 GB internal memory, UFS 2.1, both expandable to 2TB via microSD. The dimensions are equal to 153.9x75.9x7.9 mm with a weight of 169 grams. The front camera is 16 megapixels while the 12-megapixel back. It also has a fingerprint reader placed at the home button, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), GPS, gyroscope, proximity sensor. It is equipped with Android 7.1 operating system, and a 3000 mAh battery integrated with rapid Quick Charge charging system.