After Launching its HTC U11, also known the “squeezable” smartphone, in Taiwan back this month. Now India is the country where this phone has been rolled out. Means to say HTC has officially launched it in India. Whereas internationally, HTC has shown up two variants, i.e., 4GB RAM/64GB Internal memory, and 6GB RAM/128GB Internal memory, those two variants are only brought to India. While having HTC U11 First Impressions, we taken back awhile as why this smartphone comes with the massive price tag of Rs. 51,990, This we’ll talk about later. However, soon you can purchase it through Amazon India and offline ways springing from the last week of this month in Brilliant Black color options and Amazing Brilliant.
The Unique merchandising factor in HTC U11’s is its Edge Sense feature, but it also packed with other Going things regarding the spec-sheet – it uses Qualcomm’s very new Snapdragon 835 processor, and has an Efficacious 6GB of RAM. This phone has many impressive features to highlight so Lets hands on the device and here are our first impressions.
The first noticeable thing that you’ll feel about the HTC U11 when you pick it up its glossy back. Alike the HTC U Ultra that been launched back this year, the U11 also comes with the blazing back. It looks great, especially the chosen vibrant colors which make its back much alluring, though the glass is slippery also a fingerprint magnet.
It measures 153.9×75.9×7.9mm. It’s quite not easy to hold with one hand. Only the people with smaller hands might have issues while managing this phone. It’s rated IP6 for dust and water resistance.
Getting to the ‘squeezable’ part, HTC has brought out a new feature in U11 called Edge Sense. That lets users launch apps, turn on the flashlight, or even supports screenshots by just squeezing the sides of the device. It’s indeed a unique and dominant feature that HTC has added. Pressure sensors allow it to diagnose the intensity and timing of squeezes. Users can assign several functions based on the pattern, e.g., Htc’s digital assistant can be launched by simply using a light press, and if we squeeze it for a little while, then this can help you for taking screenshots.
HTC claims that in coming months it will be supplementing more functionality to the feature. In our short time with the smartphone, we observed that the Edge Sense feature helpful but didn’t agree on the fact that it adds value to the phone as yet. However, our first impression is not the final verdict about this phone, and You’ll have to wait for our final judgment on the new feature.
Proceeding to the display on the HTC U11, the smartphone carries a 5.5-inch Quad H (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD screen (Corning Gorilla Glass 5). While using this phone, we found the HTC U11 has the impressive display quality, and one can quickly unearth by touching it.
Sadly, this phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it bundles its U Sonic earphones with HTC U11, as well as USB Type-C adapter. The Quality of the audio offered by these earphones to be sublime.
This Dual Nano Handset runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the HTC Sence skin on top. Thanks to its robust 2.45GHz quad-core Snapdragon 835 Soc and impressive 6GB of RAM. In our brief time with this smartphone, It didn’t even lag for a second while launching apps. We would like to say this is our first impression as this is not our conclusion so sit relax till we contain in-depth breakdown of the HTC U11’s performance.
The HTC U11 is coupled with a 12-MP primary camera with what the company names” ultra-spread autofocus, a BSI sensor, a f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, and a dual LED flash. Video slow motion record and with the 4K resolution support. In the front, we have a 16-MP camera with a BSI sensor, which can record full-HD video. In our short analysis, we found that the pictures coming out with the both cameras were crisp and clear.
You get 128GB of storage, which is expandable using a microSD card slot (up to 2TB). Connectivity options on the HTC U11 include 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi at (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and NFC. It also packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0.
You get a 128GB internal memory, which can further raise to 2TB using microSD card slot. Connectivity options on the HTC U11 are 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi at (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. It also enfolds a 300mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0
Carrying a price tag of RS 51,990, the HTC U11 will be battling against premium flagships counting the Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 and LG G6. While it seems fair enough regarding performance, it is to be seen that whether HTC will be able to make this phone stand out from the most Trending and established competitors. We will come with the full summary about the Phone stay tuned to Gadgetor.in