HTC has been in the smartphone space as long as long can be remembered. The HTC U11, upholding the high-end banner is a strong statement from the Taiwanese based OEM.
Of all the outstanding features present on the smartphone, one debuting feature masterminds the uniqueness of this device. I’m referring to no other than the Edge Sense.
So, has that information gotten you on the edge of your seats and focused on what this feature is all about? You’ll definitely get the main idea behind the “Edge Sense” and what it brings to the table as well as other entertaining specifications of this smartphone.
First of all, let’s go through the core technical features of this device.
HTC U11 KEY SPECS
- 4G LTE: Yes
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (front-mounted)
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat OS upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo OS
- Screen: 5.5-inch Super LCD5 capacitive display 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 PPI)
- Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB Storage, up to 256 GB memory card support
- Camera: 12 MP rear camera (f/1.7 aperture, dual tone dual-LED flash) and 16 MP (f/2.0 aperture) front camera
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 SoC (Octa-core Kryo Processor) with 4 GB / 6 GB RAM
- Battery: 3 Ah Li-Ion battery
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Design & Display
HTC U11 shines brightly in varying colours of Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White and Solar Red. With glass located at its ventral and its dorsal, the smartphone’s winsome nature is evenly expressed.
The fingerprint sensor takes up shelter at the bottom bezel’s central position. Well, it makes it easy for the thumb to access the scanner to secure the device. Other security options like PIN, passwords and patterns are also onboard.
Its 169 g weight and 7.9 mm thickness defines the slimness and portability of the smartphone. Additionally, this mobile can stay up to 1 m in water for a maximum of 30 minutes. As a result of this, the smartphone is IP67 certified.
Break the boredom with the display slickness of the 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution on HTC U11’s 5.5 inches Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen.
Performance X Software
Having the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC at the centre of power makes the device an incredible beast! It packs along an octa-core 2.45 GHz Kryo CPU to execute its functions. For the graphics section, Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU takes supreme control. So, gamers have no issues relating to poor graphics.
Multitasking on the HTC U11 is on another level as there are 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants of the device. For storage activities, the mobile also has iterations of 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory. More so, this storage can be enlarged to 256 GB with the use of a MicroSD card.
User experience on the device is primed by HTC Sense UI and the Android 7.1 Nougat OS that can be upgraded to Android Oreo OS.
Edge Sense, the feature that makes this smartphone stand out, allows the smartphone user to squeeze the device to carry out functions like opening camera app and also snapping pictures. This is achieved due to the presence of pressure sensors on the sides of the smartphone. The Edge Sense feature is set up via the settings application. Other applications can also be opened through this ‘squeeze force level’. How soft or hard the squeeze force level is, determines the response of the edge sense.
Photography on the device is handled by the 12 MP camera at the rear. Images are taken better in low light conditions with the support of a dual tone dual-LED flash. At the front, photos are captured with a single 16 MP camera.
HTC U11 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3 Ah battery that promises a standby time of 336 hours. Of course, yes, it charges super fast due to Qualcomm Quick Charge technology 3.0 present.
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (octa-core 2.45 GHz Kryo CPU)
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 540
- Colours: Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red
- Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 169 g
- RAM Storage: 4 GB / 6 GB RAM
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: Super LCD5 5.5 inches display
- Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Pixel Density: 534 PPI
- Screen-to-body Ratio: 71.4%
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Rear Camera (primary): 12 MP, dual tone dual-LED Flash
- Rear Camera Top Features: Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection
- Video Resolution: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera (secondary): 16 MP Camera
- Front Camera Top Features: f/2.0 aperture
- Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 256 GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Band 1 (2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: Yes, up to 1024 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Port: Yes, Type-C USB
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (front-mounted)
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Proof: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3 Ah battery
- Type: Non-removable Li-Ion
- Standby time: 336 hours
- Talk time: 24 hours 30 minutes
- Quick Charging: Yes
HTC U11 PRICE & AVAILABILITY
HTC U11 is available in multiple offline and online stores across Nigeria. It has a starting price of NGN 214,000.
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