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HTC U11 announced, a flagship phone you can squeeze




HTC has finally announced its flagship of 2017. To battle the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, HTC has to introduce something different.

The HTC U11 is the Android smartphone you can squeeze. It’s got pressure sensitive sides dubbed as ‘Edge Sense’ that recognize short and long squeezes to act on a command. Also, it inherits the glossy glass design of the HTC U Ultra or U Play and the lack of a headphone jack

Inside, we’ve got the usual internals of a flagship phone today like a Snapdragon 835 chipset, up to 6GB RAM, up to 128GB internal storage, Dual Pixel camera, Hi-Res custom DAC and more. The Super LCD panel measures 5.5 inches and has a Quad HD resolution. Also, the device is IP67-certifed again water splashes just like the iPhone 7.

HTC U11 specs:
5.5-inch Super LCD5 @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB / 6GB RAM
64GB / 128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel rear laser AF camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, OIS
16MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE-A Cat16
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB 3.1 (Type-C)
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Hi-Res DAC
3D Audio recording
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope
Edge Sensor
Amazon Alexa
3000mAh Li-Ion battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.1 Nougat w/ HTC Sense
153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
169 g

The phone will go for USD750 or about Php37,300 when directly converted. HTC said the U11 will be released as early as next week in select regions while worldwide availability is scheduled in June.

Source: HTC



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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