HTC U11 specs and launch date for India confirmed


Last week, HTC listed the HTC U11 smartphone on its India website, hinting at an imminent launch.

Of course, you could always pick up the officially unlocked, AT&T and T-Mobile-compatible HTC 10 from the OEM's local e-shop... at a whopping $599, or head over to Best Buy for a Sprint-specific version costing $26 a month, amounting to an even steeper $624.

HTC U11 has received its very first update. At the same time, the new HTC flagship combines the metal frame with the glass panel without using a plastic buffer in between, which could explain why the pressure from the bend test took a heavier toll on the smartphone.

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HTC has announced the date for unveiling its "squeezable smartphone" - HTC U11. Talking about its software fronts, the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) HTC U 11 runs Google's latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with company's HTC Sense 9.0 custom skin running on top. HTC U11 gets a 5.5-inch Super LCD WQHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixel. In terms of memory, the HTC U 11 is backed by 4GB/6GB of RAM and comes in two internal storage variants namely 64GB and 128 GB, that are further expandable by up to 2TB via a microSD card. Furthermore, it says that the phone will be made available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red colour options. The UltraPixel mode is four times more light sensitive than standard mode (best for low-light photos). The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos, while the front-facing camera can shoot 1080p videos. The primary camera is of 16megapixel and features voice selfie, panorama, live makeup, BSI sensor, among others. There is a fingerprint sensor under its home button.

Rounding out the U11 phone is a 3,000mAh rechargeable battery, a quick charger and several other connectivity options, including Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz) and Near-Field Communications (NFC). The device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you have to rely on the USB Type-C port to listen the audio.

The upcoming HTC flagship phone is an IP67 certified one and weighs 169 grams.