Tech enthusiasts say the pressure-sensitive frame of HTC U11 would definitely help the smartphone to stand out in the highly-competitive smartphone market. The company also claimed that its latest flagship has received the highest DxOMark score for a smartphone camera to date. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, while some global markets will also get a version with 6GB/128GB.
Some regions, most likely in Asia, will have a 6GB RAM/128GB dual-SIM variant. There is a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. HTC U11 incorporates the new UltraSpeed AutoFocus with same full sensor auto-focus technology that's found in top DSLR cameras. From previous leaks we also know that there will be a 12 megapixel camera on the back and 16 megapixel on the front. The only real disappointing thing about the 12MP camera is that it can only record up to 1080p resolution videos and not 4K.
Another differentiating feature with the HTC U11 is the device's look and feel. The HTC U 11 has glossy exteriors since it uses the "liquid surface" properties depicting glass.
Interestingly, it seems that HTC thought having one AI assistant is too mainstream so it made a decision to throw in Amazon's Alexa along with Google Assistant, although both can do the same thing.
A longer squeeze, out of the box, will open out Google Assistant. Amazon's Alexa will arrive to the handset later this July as part of a software update that will be available on the Play Store, accoridng to Android Central. The Alexa voice service will be available to customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, the company said. It can be controlled via voice to take photos.
HTC is calling this technology Edge Sense and the firm is boasting that it's a revolutionary approach that gives users a more intuitive control over their phone than ever before.
HTC will also ship the USB-C to 3.5 mm headset adapter with the HTC U11 for free. The device reportedly can be fully charged in less than 30 minutes. The bundled HTC USonic earbuds bundled with the phone offer personalized active noise cancellation, and HTC is promising unrivalled stereo sound without headphones thanks to an upgraded BoomSound system. HTC says that the level of force can also be adjusted.
The U11, which will cost £649, was unveiled at a live event in Taiwan and is HTC's challenge to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7.