Three new promo videos surfaced on HTC's official YouTube channel, all three of which were premiered during HTC's press conference in Taiwan. Its screen is also protected with Gorilla Glass 5 for durability and toughness.
HTC is gearing to launch its U 11 smartphone today. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset powers the device. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, while some global markets will also get a version with 6GB/128GB. The video mentions 6GB of RAM, but that's apparently only for the Chinese markets, with other regions getting 4GB. It has a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 and is IP67-rated for water and dust resistance.
The main camera is a 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 with a BSI sensor and laser autofocus. The U11 is where the HTC U brand story should have begun. The rear camera can capture up to 4K videos and Full HD slow-mo videos at 120fps.
Want sharp selfies? Then you'll be pleased to know that the phone packs a 16MP front-facing camera, with the same "HDR Boost" tech. Tell us your thoughts down in the comments right away.
HTC's own Sense Companion assistant - which uses artificial intelligence to "learn" user habits and suggest content based on that - is also built into the phone.
A longer squeeze, out of the box, will open out Google Assistant. The Alexa voice service will be available to customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, the company said. Further HTC U11 gets a new feature called Acoustic Focus. The new input can be used to take photos, launch Google Assistant, send messages and open many different kinds of apps. One can customize how hard you need yo squeeze to make something happen.
The HTC U11 frame is previously alleged will come with both squeeze and touch sensitive technology, in which users can control the device by just tapping and squeezing the frame. In terms of connectivity, there's a USB-C port, but no sign of a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device reportedly can be fully charged in less than 30 minutes. The phone comes with HTC U Sonic headphones, which have been upgraded to include active noise cancelling.
HTC U11 will also arrive with an included DAC adapter. The device measures in at 162.41 x 79.79 x 3.6-7.9mm and weighs 170g. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions of the handset will be also available from Amazon, according to CNET.
HTC has been making reference to this feature over the past month or so. They are white, black, blue, red & silver. As an added bonus, those who pre-order early will also get two Amazon Echo Dot speakers.
Can the HTC U 11 match up to the Android-toting Samsung Galaxy S8 range?