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HTC U11: The Squeezable Flagship Phone of the Future

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.

HTC U11

  • 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.

Source: HTC, GSMArena

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