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HTC U 11 arrives with squeezable sides and premium specs

HTC U 11 arrives with squeezable sides and premium specs

The device reportedly can be fully charged in less than 30 minutes. Power is from a 3000mAh internal battery promising up to 26 hours talktime on 3G/4G networks and the battery supports Quick Charge 3.0.

HTC has named Sprint the exclusive launch partner for the U11 in the US. With a score of 90, the HTC U11 just squeaked past the Google Pixel's DxOMark score of 89. Despite this, the phone, which has the Snapdragon 821 processor, is a pretty useful device with many premium-grade features and design. Theoretically, this makes the HTC U11 a sibling to Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

It also has a 16MP UltraPixel low light performance camera, capable of taking 150-degree wide angle selfies. Front camera features include live make-up, auto selfie, voice selfie, HDR Boost, and Selfie Panorama.

As for specifications, the HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company's HTC Sense skin on top, and supports dual-SIM cards (Nano-SIM).

Interestingly, it seems that HTC thought having one AI assistant is too mainstream so it chose to throw in Amazon's Alexa along with Google Assistant, although both can do the same thing. Once the device is launched, the availability and the pricing of the device will be known.

However, the new HTC U11 also comes with other interesting features which we will discuss below.

How this works? Well, the smartphone has around 8 super sensitive microsensors embeded at the sides and these microsensors detect the level of force or "squeeze" and accordingly open up the set apps. HTC said the feature is customizable - both in terms of what function is launched and how much pressure needs to be applied to launch it.

The biggest innovation is the rumored Edge Sense. This feature will basically allow users to enable shortcut interactions with the device and further open up applications by just squeezing the device at the sides. In addition to the headphones, HTC is including a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for use with other headphones, which it didn't for the U Ultra.

HTC U11 has also ditched the 3.5mm audio jack and instead comes with U-sonic headphones, which now combines Active Noise Cancellation with the ability to tune audio to your unique hearing. In 2016, they launched the HTC 10, which was a great smartphone but marginally behind the Samsung Galaxies and Google Pixels. Either carrier-based or unlocked versions can be pre-ordered starting at $649, with shipping set for next month. Those that preorder the phone will get two Amazon Echo Dots for free.


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