Taiwan-based Android OEM HTC launched its 2017 flagship phone, the U11 in India. The HTC U11 was launched in India at an event held in New Delhi. Priced at Rs. 51,990, the U11 will be available across offline retail stores as well as on Amazon India from last week of June.
Pre-orders for the HTC U11 will start from June 17, and customers opting for the pre-orders via HTC’s online store can get an HTC flip cover worth Rs. 1,999 for free. The phone will be available in Amazing Silver and Brilliant Black colors in India.
HTC U 11’s India variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage powered by Snapdragon 835 processor. HTC U11 introduces a new designing feature with this phone- the Edge Sense feature that brings a unique way to interact with the phone by ‘squeezing’ its sides.
HTC U11 Specifications
HTC U11 gets most of the high-end specs that anyone expects in 2017. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s HTC Sense on top. It features a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD 5 display with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
HTC U11 is powered by a 2.45GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and, as mentioned above, this variant gets 6GB of RAM. The smartphone houses 128 UFS 2.1 internal storage that is expandable up to 2 TB with a microSD card.
Talking about the camera, the U11 sports a 12MP rear camera with the company’s UltraPixel 3 technology. It has 1.4μm pixel size and the aperture is f/1.7. It also features UltraSpeed Autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, Dual LED flash on board. HTC has added a Pro mode with manual control and supports RAW format.
The camera is also capable of 4K video recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res audio, and Acoustic Focus. The front camera is 16MP with BSI sensor, live make-up, Auto selfie, Voice Selfie, Selfie Panorama and HDR boost, along with support for 1080p video recording.
Connectivity features include hybrid dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Dual Band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and a USB Type C 3.1 port. The HTC U11 packs a 3000mAh battery. It also comes with an extreme power saving mode, and Quick Charge 3.0 support.
HTC U11 Features
HTC has introduced a new Edge Sense feature that lets you launch apps like camera and sending texts by simply squeezing the smartphone on the both sides. You can customize this squeeze gesture to launch your favorite apps.
Other notable feature of the HTC U11 includes an IP67 certification that will protect the smartphone from water and dust. Apart from this Google Assistant, 3D audio recording with four microphones, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, and also a fingerprint sensor housed the home button, are to name a few.
HTC U11 Pricing and Availability
HTC U11 is priced at Rs. 51,990 in India. Previously, HTC had launched the U Ultra in India at Rs 59,990. So, with the HTC U11, the company has taken a bold step in pricing.
HTC U11 will be available for pre-ordering from June 17 on the HTC online store, and customers who pre-order will also get a free HTC Flip cover worth Rs. 1,999. The HTC U11 will also be available on Amazon India, as well in offline stores in the last week of June.