Edge Sense technology allows the phone to recognize the user’s squeezing gestures and execute commands.
HTC’s newest flagship, the U11 boasts a gorgeous glass design, high-end hardware and cutting-edge audio-visual features worthy of the title. But can it compete with the heavy-hitters already in the market right now? We’ll find out later, when we get our hands on it. For now, let’s take a peek under its hood.
- 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 5.5-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 64GB/128GB expandable storage, up to 256GB via microSD
- 12-megapixel rear camera, HTC UltraPixel 3 sensor, f/1.7, with AF, BSI, OIS, dual-LED flash
- 16-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, with BSI
- Single/Dual SIM (Nano/Hybrid) – 4G LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint scanner, Edge Sensor, Custom DAC, HTC BoomSound speakers, 3D audio recording, Amazon Alexa, USB 3.1 port, no 3.5mm jack
- IP67 rating
- 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- Android 7.1 Nougat (HTC Sense)
Starting at $649, off-contract, (~Php 32.3K), the HTC U11 is positioned squarely against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and other similarly-priced, high-end flagships in that tier.
According to HTC, the U11 will be launching in select regions as early as next week. The handset will be seeing a larger, worldwide release in the month of June.