First Look at the HTC U11!


The "Edge Sense", as it is called, can open applications and even take pictures by squeezing the sides. However, only two functions can be set at a time. The feature can be customised inside the settings.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 also achieved a score of 88 points, as did the HTC 10 and Sony Xperia X Performance.

Edge Sense can be set up with short or long squeezes for different commands and used in conjunction with voice commands with Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.

Alexa will be coming to the US, UK and Germany and will land around a month after purchase. which should be around July.

One of the interesting new inclusions from the company in the HTC U11 is the pressure-sensitive or squeezable frame of the device that is meant to perform certain actions upon putting some pressure. Stay tuned with us for more mobile news.

We've been hearing about HTC possibly launching a new flagship smartphone and sure enough the company delivered.

Its Liquid Surface design mimics waters reflection. You can get the phone in five colors: unbelievable silver, solar red, sapphire blue, ice white, and brilliant black.

As for the HTC U11 will come with a compact 5.5-inch QHD display with Corning Gorilla glass on top for added durability.

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Other features include an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, motion-g sensor, compass, gyro, magnetic sensor, fingerprint sensor, and a sensor hub to track activity. It will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC along with 64GB of onboard storage and 4GB of RAM. However, other details were not revealed. It can also be further expanded up to 2TB via memory card. The U11 costs £649 in the United Kingdom and is expected to ship on June 1.

The U11 has a 12MP UltraPixel 3 camera with five-axis image stabilisation, dual pixel auto focus technology and the best-ever HDR processing technology in a smartphone.

So there's the HTC U11.

Up front, the handset features a 16-megapixel camera that's equipped with a 150-degree wide angle lens. Now that the specs are out of the way, let's look at one of the key features of the phone, or what HTC is calling Edge Sense.

HTC pushes the limit of smartphone technology with its new HTC U11.

Continuing on the audio front, HTC is leveraging its BoomSound Hi-Fi setup of using two speakers with the smartphone to offer louder audio levels and higher quality audio.

HTC is also bundling noise-cancelling headphones in the box although, sadly, the firm has followed Apple and ditched the standard headphone port on this new phone. You will also need to connect the headphone using USB type-C, as there is no 3.5mm audio jack. Once the device is launched, the availability and the pricing of the device will be known. The global launch and full ditribution will happen starting early June.