HTC U11 – new flagship with 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 and 12MP camera
HTC returns to charge with a phone they have christened the HTC U11. They are not good times for the signature, although in no moment it has lost the hope and it continues trying. The new result is not bad. We can say that the HTC U11 offers a very striking design and features that will not go unnoticed. For example, we will meet the latest processor Qualcomm and a camera for selfies of 16 megapixels. This new terminal offers USB type C port, battery with fast charge and very interesting functions. Among them, it is necessary to emphasize Alexa, the assistant of Amazon, or Squeeze, characteristics that we will explain later.
HTC U11: Design
The new HTC U11 comes dressed in a chassis that combines aluminum and glass. The company has used what they call Liquid Surface, which gives it a very bright look. It will be available in a wide repertoire of colors: white, black, blue, silver and red. This is not a device that is too thick or heavy. It has a thickness of 7.9 millimeters and a weight of 169 grams.
One of the things that catch the device’s attention is its increased resistance. The phone arrives with IP57 certification, so we will not have any problem in a case of getting wet. In addition, its lateral sensors, located at the bottom, detect grip, pressure, and touch. This means that the software is able to identify them, allowing us to perform different things. In fact, unlike its rivals, the mobile will work perfectly when it is wet or when we wear gloves. It is what the company calls Squeeze and we explain better a little below.
HTC U11: Specifications
- 5.5-inch screen, Quad HD resolution (534ppp)
- Main camera 12.2 megapixels, f/1.7, flash LED dual tone
- Camera for selfies 16 megapixels, f/2.0, Full HD video
- Internal memory 64 GB / Expandable via microSD card
- MicroSD expansion up to 2TB
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 4 GB of RAM
- 3,000 mAh battery, fast charge
- OS Android 7.1 Nougat
- Connections BT 4.2, GPS, USB type C, NFC, and Wi-Fi
- SIM nano SIM
- Design Metal and bright glass in various colors
- Dimensions 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm (169 grams)
- Featured Features Accelerometer, Fingerprint Reader, IP57 Certification
- Price 750 euros
The new terminal also comes with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. This will allow us to find different functions using only our voice. Otherwise, it also has a 5.5-inch Super LCD screen with Quad HD resolution, giving it a density of 534 dpi.
HTC U11: Power
HTC has included in its new HTC U11 the last processor of Qualcomm, Snapdragon 835. It is a chip made in the process of 10 nanometers and that will be accompanied, in this case, a RAM of 4 GB. The internal storage capacity is 64 GB, expandable by using MicroSD type cards. Apparently, in China will be sold with 128 GB of space and 6 GB of RAM. HTC has not forgotten to incorporate BoomSound technology, so good sound is also guaranteed. To this must be added noise canceling headphones (USonic Noise) for cleaner and clearer sound.
HTC U11: Camera
We arrive at some of the most valued parts in high-end phones. The Asian firm has not forgotten about it and has added a new photo section to its new HTC U11. The device has a 12-megapixel main sensor with f/1.7 aperture. This sensor goes hand in hand with a dual tone LED flash, which will allow us to make good photographs in dark environments. It also offers optical image stabilization. It is necessary to comment further that we will find a Pro mode with RAW support. As for a video, the device is capable of recording in 4K. During the presentation, the company said that it has coupled the technology of recording 3D audio “Acoustic focus”, which will make the most of its four microphones.
In turn, selfies will be no problem. A 16-megapixel front sensor has been incorporated. In this case with aperture f/2.0 and an angle of 150 degrees. Presumes stabilization through an electronic system. This means that we will be able to make photos to a very important quality.
HTC U11: Squeeze
Squeeze is the great novelty of the HTC U11. It is a system that takes advantage of the company’s Edge Sense technology. As we said before, the lateral sensors will detect the pressure, grip or touch to perform different actions. In this way, we can lower or raise the volume, capture an image, open a specific application, etc. This way of interacting will be the only one that we can use under water in case of submerging the device. Therefore, it is perfect to take a photo of the sea or pool.
As for the other features, the HTC U11 also has USB type C, fingerprint reader or Android 7.1. The terminal equips a battery of 3.000 mAh with a system of fast charge.
HTC U11: Price and availability
It is expected that the HTC U11 will be available globally in early June. Everything indicates that it will be placed on the market at a price of 750 euros. It is clear that with that value it will be very difficult to compete with other rival models of Huawei or Samsung.