About a month ago, HTC had formally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone device, the HTC U11. The phone had generated some buzz not only with its impressive specifications, but also with is squeezable capabilities, which allows users to operate the handset by squeezing the device’s sides (more on this later). Well, the HTC U11 smartphone has officially launched in the United States mobile market, by way of major US wireless carrier Sprint, retail giant Amazon, and through HTC’s official online store (HTC.com).
As far as features and functionalities are concerned, the HTC U11 can certainly hold its own. It is fitted with a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels. This screen is complemented with a 12 megapixel main camera on the rear side as well as a jaw dropping 16 megapixel selfie shooter on the front side.
With regards to hardware specs, the HTC U11 boasts an eight core Snapdragon 835 chip set from Qualcomm, paired with 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), plus 64 gigabytes of built in memory (that is, for the American edition; a version intended for international mobile markets will come with 6 gigabytes of RAM as well as 128 gigabytes of onboard storage).
Features wise, the HTC U11 also offers a USB C port, an IP67 water proofing and dust resistance rating, a 3,000 mAh battery, and of course, Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system. Android fans may be delighted to know that the HTC U11 will come preinstalled with Google Assistant, and most likely after its release date, Amazon’s Alexa for good measure, but probably via a later software update. And despite the fact that the HTC U11 does not have any headphone jack, it does ship with earbuds that feature active noise cancellation capabilities, plus the ability to tune audio tracks based on the contours of the mobile user’s ear. The device is made available in three color options -- namely black, silver, and blue. With regards to pricing, an unlocked version of the HTC U11 is priced at $650. Want to compare this to other devices? Start browsing through other phones and plans from HTC at Wirefly now.
Now for its squeezable feature. This is made possible through the Edge Sense technology, which takes full advantage of pressure sensors placed at the sides of the handset. These sensors are capable of detecting how the user is holding the device, and how much pressure is being applied. It can then respond by offering shortcuts to completing some basic tasks (shortcuts can be customized).
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