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HTC U11 ‘squeezable’ smartphone launched at Rs 51,990

HTC U11 ‘squeezable’ smartphone launched at Rs 51,990

HTC U11 ‘squeezable’ smartphone launched at Rs 51,990
June 16
14:01 2017

NEW DELHI: HTC finally took the wraps off its HTC U11 ‘squeezable’ smartphone on Friday in India. The flagship smartphone costs Rs 51,990 (MOP) in India, which interestingly is lower than the previously launched HTC U Ultra handset (Rs 59,990). For those unaware, the flagship smartphone was introduced last month in the US and the UK. The handset will be available both online from Amazon India and offline from last week of June.

Also mentioned is that the pre-orders on HTC e-store will start from June 17 and customers availing the pre-order will receive a free HTC flip-cover worth Rs 1,999. Interested buyers will also have an option to avail 10% cash back on the MOP value of the phone using Standard Chartered Debit or Credit card.This offer is valid for a limited time-period beginning June 26.

The highlight of the HTC U 11 is its ‘squeezable’ side bezels. Running HTC Edge Sense user interface based on Android 7.1 Nougat, the smartphone comes with 8 sensors on the side bezels to register the squeeze. These sensors are integrated with the Edge Sense and lets users long press to launch any app. The feature can be customised inside the settings.

The HTC U 11 comes with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating. The screen is also operational using gloves. It sports a ‘Liquid Surface’ design with mirror-like glossy reflection, something that is increasingly being used by high-end smartphones. The U 11’s unibody design includes a mix of glass and looks a lot like the HTC U Ultra.

The smartphone is also the company’s first to come with dual digital assistants. The U 11 comes with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Besides this, the smartphone comes with the company’s own HTC Sense Companion. The Alexa voice assistant however is not available in India.

The smartphone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6GB RAM. This also makes the smartphone, the second mobile device after the Xperia XZ Premium to come with the Snapdragon 835 processor in India.

The 6GB RAM version comes with 128GB storage. However, the company also launched the 4GB RAM version in the US and the UK. Like with previous flagship models, the HTC U 11 too supports microSD card up to 2TB.

On the camera front, the device includes 12MP autofocus rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel tech. The camera can record videos with 5-axis OIS and EIS technology for a stable shoot. It supports 4K video capturing, slow motion video capturing and 360-degree surround sound recording using all the handset’s four microphones. Also talked about is the feature where the audio is focussed on the subject when zoomed. There is a 16MP front-facing camera with 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Besides the HTC Boomsound-powered speaker, the smartphone comes with UFS 2.1 storage version for better read and write speeds. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech.
The IP67 rated dust and water resistant smartphone comes as the third in the ‘U’ family introduced by the company this year. The other two smartphones that have been launched in the same family are the U Ultra and the U Play. The smartphone is launched in Amazing Silver and Brilliant Black colour options.
source http://www.gadgetsnow.com

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