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HTC Announces U11 With Unique Squeezing Feature

HTC Announces U11 With Unique Squeezing Feature

HTC announced its new flagship smartphone U11 yesterday. U11 is successor to the HTC 10 with 5.5 inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 835 processor with new metal and glass shining design. A new way of taking photos is introduced in U11 by squeezing the sides of phone. This new feature is called “Edge Sense” and it can be used to do a variety of tasks. A short squeezing can be used to set to take picture and long squeezing to turn on and off flashlight or launch Google voice assistant. Touching phone is considered and old fashion and HTC is starting implementing the squeezing concept. Vice president of product planning for HTC America Nigel Newby-House says that company hopes to introduce people the new experience with U11 and it will expand this Edge Sense technology in future.


The design of U11 is similar to the U Ultra launched earlier this year. It has metal and glass body which is different from the aluminum body designs of HTC phones. The U11 is considerable refined compared to U Ultra. It has a smaller camera with eye-catching design.


The specs of U11 does not have 3.5mm headphone jack but USB Type-C port for charging or data transfer etc. According to HTC removal of headphone jack has made more space for other components and smooth bottom design. It also makes best audio tuning and noise cancellation. HTC is adding a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter which is used with other headphones.  

The specifications of U11 are same as any other latest high-end Android smartphone. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage with microSD card support. There is also 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage version available for selected markets. A 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel autofocus and optical stabilization. The battery is 3,000mAH which is not too bad. It’s also dust resistant and IP67 water proof. The U11 comes with three intelligent assistants Google Assistant, HTC Sense Companion and full hands-free support of Amazon Alexa. There are four microphones to help this feature.

Considering the U11 as a new hope for HTC to gain its market share as the other companies are making it hard for HTC to retain its old worth. The new U11 is standing in the crowd with its amazing squeezing feature.  

The full specifations of HTC U11 are:

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Body Dimensions 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm (6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HTC Sense UI
Platform OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM – Global
64 GB, 4 GB RAM – USA
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.
Secondary 16 MP
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 336 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 24 h 30 min (3G)
Misc Colors Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red


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