HTC India has sent out media invites for an event to be held on June 16, where the company will unveil its latest flagship phone- the HTC U11. To recall, HTC launched the device last month at an event in Taipei and priced it reasonably in international markets. Other countries such as the US, UK has received the device in two variants- 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage.
At the launch event itself, HTC confirmed that they would launch the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant in India. Being a flagship phone, the U11 comes with top-of-the-line hardware and the highlight of the phone is the rear camera and the Squeezing aspect. HTC believes that the squeezing will be the next big thing in smartphones and integrated an Edge sensor, which will perform some actions on the phone when you squeeze it.
The U11 has a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 technology. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, paired with 4GB or 6GB or RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card.
As mentioned earlier, the highlight of the HTC U11 is the rear camera, which is a 12MP UltraPixel 3 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, ultra speed autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash. The rear camera has the highest score of 90 by DxOMark, marginally beating the Google Pixel. The device also has a 16MP front-facing camera. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos, while the front-facing camera can shoot 1080p videos.
The upcoming HTC flagship phone is an IP67 certified one and weighs 169 grams. The device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you have to rely on the USB Type-C port to listen the audio. Furthermore, the phone has four microphones to record 3D audio. Sadly, this feature works only when the earphones plugged in.
Lastly, the entire package is backed by a 3000mAh battery and has support for Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and GPS support. The phone may be priced at Rs. 54,990 or may be even lower to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.