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(Update) The HTC U11, previously HTC 11, has now arrived.

Release Date (Updated 20/04/2017)

HTC have announced that the upcoming flagship will be revealed on May 16th.

Operating System (Updated: 18/05/2017)

The U11 comes with Android 7.1, along with HTC's Sense platform to improve user experience.

Design (Updated: 18/05/2017)

The HTC U11 comes with a rear curved glass panel. The back panel has just a circular camera and a flashlight on the back. The device is available in five colours - Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red

Screen and Cameras (Updated 18/05/2017)

HTC's new flagship has a Quad HD 5.5-inch display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The handset sports a 12MP rear camera which has a f/1.7 aperture and utilises optical image stabilisation. The selfie camera is 16MP with a bigger f/2.0 aperture.

Specification and Features (Updated: 18/05/2017)

The U11 comes with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 CPU, clocked at 2.45GHz. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space which can be expanded by up to 2TB with a microSD card. The device is powered by a 3000mAh battery, has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Quick Charge 3.0 support. The U11 does not have a 3.5mm headphone port and utilises USB-C instead.

The HTC U11 also introduces a brand new and unique feature. Named Edge Sense, the feature allows users to operate the phone by squeezing its sides. The HTC website states "One squeeze can open Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. And with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa just a squeeze away, you get two powerful voice assistants ready at your command! With one easy gesture, the HTC U11 will assist you with anything you need, and it’s all up to you."

Price (Updated: 18/05/2017)

The phone retails in the UK for £649 (equivalent to $845/€760).


(article originally written 31/08/2016, latest update 18/05/2017)

Last modified on Thursday, 18 May 2017
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Sebastian Marcinkiewicz

Journalist and technology enthusiast specialising in smartphones and online security.

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