Following its international unveiling exactly one month ago, HTC has now launched the HTC U11 in India at a price of Rs. 51,990 (MOP). The variant launched in India comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and it will be available at Amazon India and through offline retailers from last week of June.
The HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s HTC Sense skin on top. It sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Powering the HTC U11 is a 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The smartphone made up of a metal and glass body with a glossy back. HTC has introduced a new Edge Sense feature that lets you launch apps like camera and send texts by simply squeezing the smartphone on the sides. You can customise the squeeze gesture to launch the apps or games important to you. You can also use a “short squeeze” as well as a “squeeze and hold” for more functionality by activating the advanced touch mode. The company said at the launch that it will introduce new Edge Sense features in the coming days.
The HTC U11 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel, ultra spread autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, slow-motion, and 4K video recording. Over on the front, you get a 16-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, full-HD recording. Additionally, the front camera gets live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama options.
The HTC U11 packs a 3000mAh battery that promises to deliver up to 24.5 hours of talk time, and 14 days of standby time. It comes with an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options for the HTC U11 includes GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and NFC support.
Other additional features imclude an IP67 rating that will protect the smartphone from water and dust, HTC Sense Companion and Google Assistant, 3D audio recording with four microphones, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, and a fingerprint sensor housed inside the home button, to name a few. The smartphone does not come with 3.5mm audio jack, but the company will bundle a 3.5mm audio jack to USB Type-C adapter.