HTC U11 is finally here as a flagship smartphone. That should replace one of the best flagship devices that HTC came up with the HTC 10. If you don’t know HTC U11 is a follow up to the company’s HTC U series. Which included the HTC U Ultra and U Play smartphone.
What’s interesting about the new HTC U11 smartphone, is the new ‘Edge Sense’ function. Where users can basically activate any function being assigned. Simply by squeezing the sides of the smartphone. Users can also launch Google Now, by squeezing light on the smartphone. While the camera app is launched by squeezing the smartphone harder. Same technique is used for taking pictures, where squeezing the smartphone acts like a shutter button. It’s a cool new concept, which should be fun to use for a lot of users.
Being an Android smartphone the new HTC U11 does come with Google Now Assistant. But what we didn’t expect, is the smartphone to also have support for Amazon Alexa. Which is Amazon’s own famous assistant, currently only available on Amazon Echo. We don’t know how HTC was able to include two AI’s into the same smartphone, but the company has done it. Though owners of the new HTC U11 would have to wait a little longer. As according to HTC, support for Alexa will come later on in July for USA, UK and Germany.
Let’s talk about the specs on the smartphone. Well in this department the new HTC U11 smartphone, comes with the latest and great. Where the smartphone comes equipped with a 5.5 inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. There is also the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running under the hood. Coupled with 4/6 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of expandable storage. Where to power it all a 3000mAh battery is present.
What’s great to see is also the presence of the famous BoomSound speakers. But sadly the smartphone comes without a headphone jack with USB Type-C support. While the BoomSound feature includes a pair of front facing speakers, something we encourage every smartphone manufacturer to do. Aside from that there is also a 12MP UltraPixel camera on the back. While for selfie lovers out there, HTC U11 comes with a 16MP front facing camera.
HTC U11 will be available in five different colors. That includes silver, solar red, sapphire blue, black and white. While the smartphone will be offered with a price tag of $650.