It will be marketed in France on 1 June at a price of 759 euros, which places it below a Galaxy S8 but above a Huawei P10.
HTC showed off its latest creation at a special media event streamed live over the web, in which it was keen to talk up the new input method, dubbed Edge Sense. Its dual-LED flash helps with natural skin tones. Things like opening the camera and any other app or even sending a voice-commanded SMS, among others, can be done via this Edge Sense technology. Having said that, all of these videos are embedded below the article, in case you'd like to check them out yourself. Would you be interested in buying this when it comes to India? We took it for a quick spin to find out. The other two smartphones that have been launched in the same family are the U Ultra and the U Play. With its latest flagship device, HTC is taking this a step further by allowing the phone to be operated with a squeeze. However, the specifications of the device are now leaked out along with the design of the device.
Currently, it is available in Sapphire Blue, Ice White, Solar Red, Brilliant Black and Amazing Silver. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the HTC U11 runs Android 7.1 Nougat.
There'll be 64GB of storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card, but only a 3,000mAh battery. Unlike the main shooter, you only get support of up to 1080p video recording. The front camera sensor is 16MP one with BSI sensor, full HD video recording, and panoramic selfie. Weighing 169gm, it measures 153.9*75.9*7.9.
By using "HTC Edge Sense for Voice-to-Text", the user can lightly squeeze, speak a message and send texts on the go. The frame of the device detects the pressure from the fingers instead of touch.
The technology, called Edge Sense, works through sensors built into the side of the device. The U11 is also rated for IP67 water and dust resistance. Nevertheless, HTC is bundling a 3.5mm jack to USB Type-C converter in the box. 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. What should be the right price tag for this device? The focus has been on the "Squeeze" functionality that lets users squeeze the metal borders of the smartphone to access several features.