The HTC U11 is the company’s latest Android smartphone flagship. It’s aimed to compete with other high-end devices in the market with its premium build and top-notch specs. So what makes the U11 a stand out? We list down five winning features below.
1. Premium build with 3D liquid glass surface, IP67-rated
The HTC U11 features a premium build that can go head-to-head with its competitors. HTC says that it uses a liquid glass surface crafted using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition which means layering the surface with highly refractive precious minerals. Simply put, the HTC U11’s back cover is extremely glossy which makes it aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and hands. Not only that, it can also handle liquids due to its IP67-rated body.
2. Edge Sense
One of the main features of the HTC U11 is the Edge Sense which offers a new way of controlling your phone. By simply squeezing the sides of the phone, you can launch your favorite apps, execute commands, or take photos which are very handy especially when you’re taking selfies.
3. High-resolution display and audio
The HTC U11 aims to be a multimedia powerhouse so we’re not surprised it’s equipped with bells and whistles to provide its users with a great visual and auditory experience. For one, it has a 5.5-inch Super LCD 5 screen with Quad HD resolution which equates to 534ppi. Mounted on top of it is 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
For audio, it features the HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, 3D Audio recording with 4 microphones, and Hi-Res audio playback and stereo recording. It also comes with the HTC USonic In-ear Headphones with Noise Cancelling feature.
4. Impressive camera
It’s normal for high-end Android flagship devices to carry impressive rear shooters but the one on the HTC U11 takes the cake thanks to its specs and performance. It uses a 12MP UltraPixel 3 1.4?m pixel sensor with UltraSpeed Autofocus, OIS, and f/1.7 aperture. It supports 4K video recording as well as slow motion 1080p clips at 120fps. The camera is so good that it got a score of 90 at DxOMark.
5. Powerful hardware configuration
Pushing all those features is a powerful hardware configuration that consists of the premium-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Adreno 540 GPU, up to 6GB RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. To top it off is Android 7.1 Nougat.
HTC U11 specs:
- 5.5-inch Super LCD5 @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB internal storage
- Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
- 12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel rear laser AF camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, OIS
- 16MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
- Dual SIM
- 4G LTE-A Cat16
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB 3.1 (Type-C)
- GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Hi-Res DAC
- 3D Audio recording
- Fingerprint scanner
- Edge Sensor
- Amazon Alexa
- 3000mAh Li-Ion battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
- Android 7.1 Nougat w/ HTC Sense
- 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
- 169 g