Taiwanese smartphone brand, HTC has launched a new EYE series smartphone in the market today. Dubbed as the HTC U11 EYEs, the USP of the smartphone is the dual front-facing cameras. The company has announced the smartphone in its homeland Taiwan today for NTD14,900 (approx. Rs 32,000). HTC is yet to reveal the international availability of the device though. The smartphone features excellent specifications, sans the two-year-old Snapdragon 652 chipset.
HTC U11 EYEs Specifications and Features
Design wise, the U11 EYEs smartphone resembles its flagship sibling, the HTC U11+. The glass sandwich design, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner are placed exactly similar to the U11+. The phone will be available for purchase in three colour options- Goggles Black, Moonlight Silver and Red Hot Fire.
HTC has used most of its flagship features such as the IP67 water and dust certification, Edge Sense technology on the EYEs too, making it a competitive option in the mid-range segment.
Talking about the core specifications of the HTC U11 EYEs smartphone, it has a 6-inch Super LCD3 display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology. The screen has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels.
At the heart of the phone, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded via hybrid card slot. The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and HTC has added a Face Unlock feature too.
The USP of the phone, however, is the dual front-facing cameras. It’s been more than three years since HTC launched an EYE range of smartphone. The HTC EYE series is usually aimed at selfie lovers, and the same continues with the EYEs too. Two 5MP sensors are present on the front, and the phone offers a bokeh mode. At the rear of the phone, we have a 12MP UltraPixel 3 setup. Thankfully, HTC has added Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and UltraSpeed autofocus support to the phone.
And lastly, this entire package is backed by a 3930mAh battery. Aforesaid, the phone will be first sold in Taiwanese market via HTC’s e-store and retail stores.
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