HTC officially unveiled U 11: flagship Smartphone supports edge sense

HTC his new Smartphone flagship U-11 has officially launched. The 5.5-inch device comes with HTC’s new edge sense technology lets you use your Smartphone via pressure over the equipment frame. The U11 is amazing silver, black, white and sapphire blue ice as of June 1 for 749 euros in the colors brilliant available and can already be pre-ordered in some variants. The color red solar will come about six weeks after sales began in the trade. The single-SIM version will be available from O2 and Vodafone, the dual-SIM version in free trade. The HTC, O2 customers can pre-order the U-11 available now in black and blue . O2 pre-order the Bluetooth over ear headphones JBL E55BT headphones, the value will also receive 122 euros free of charge, as long as supplies last, how Telefónica shares with blog among them in a.

 HTC U 11 (image: HTC) HTC U 11 (image: HTC)

the HTC U 11 opened to interact with edge sense completely new possibilities with the Smartphone. So, certain features over the edge or the pressure-sensitive frame of the device can be operated. For example, the camera, the can be started Assistant or more apps Google by pressing the sides. Single, long press on the edge, for example, the camera app opens, on pressing it raises. A separate camera button is eliminated. It Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa can be scheduled of Google at the same time. The function can be programmed also on various other apps. Because edge sense is based on pressure on the side of the unit, it can be used according to the manufacturer under almost all conditions including wearing gloves or weather conditions like snow and rain, which usually represent a major challenge for capacitive buttons.

the 5.5 inch super LCD 5 display of the HTC U 11 offers a quad-HD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and is protected by 3D Corning Gorilla glass 5. It is IP 67-certified and protected against dust and water.

 HTC U 11 (image: HTC) HTC U 11 (image: HTC)

the camera equipment is one of the most interesting features. The HTC U11 has received the highest rating awarded so far for a Smartphone camera independent metrics DxOMark3 both pictures and videos. The main camera on the back comes with 12-megapixel sensor and HTC’s ultra pixel 3-construction, Aperture f/1.7, BSI sensor and OIS. The multiple-axis stabilization system and the fast auto focus in all lighting conditions trigger the camera quickly and to provide sharp, high-quality recordings. The HTC U11 comes with auto HDR boost, delay the benefits of HDR to take advantage. HDR boost should provide clearer, more balanced images by multiple images are recorded where the darkest shadows and brightest areas are measured. The HDR-boost mode is constantly active – when the camera app is enabled -. Photos are saved but only then, if they are also recorded.

the HTC U11 features according to HTC UltraSpeed AutoFocus with same full sensor autofocus technology, which is used in DSLR cameras. With the main camera, videos can be recorded in 4 k resolution, created fast motion and slow-motion clips. The whole is complemented by a 16-Megapixel front camera with Aperture f/2.0, various Selfie options, a full HD video resolution, the HDR boost technology as the main camera and a BSI sensor.

the U11 powered by an Octacore Qualcom Snapdragon 835 up to 2.45 GHz processor clock, which are 4 GB RAM to the page. There are 64 GB of internal memory available, which theoretically can be expanded using microSD cards up to 1 TByte, if at some point the capacity for the mass market are available for data.

for playing the sound boom sound responsible is as usual. The HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition-speakers the manufacturer has donated a upgrade. The speaker design has been improved to deliver higher volumes and better dynamic range audio. Now, the tweeter has an acoustic Chamber, with the high and mid-tones should sound much fuller. The subwoofer has received also a new speaker as well as an improved magnetic circuit design to play louder, clearer and deeper bass tones.

included the U-11 supplied USonic headphones with active noise cancellation, which must be connected via USB type-C, since no 3.5 mm jack plug is more available. HTC but attaches a suitable adapter. The HTC U11 has according to the manufacturer using the latest version of HTC USonic, active noise-cancelling function combines with the possibility of optimum audio adaptation to our own listening habits. In the earpiece of the headphones, microphones are fitted, which measure the inner ear by means of a sound pulse via the USB C-connector and then adapt the sound profile to the individual Physionomie. Should result in a personal and optimized listening experience with vibrant tones, which are perfectly matched to the user. Active noise-cancelling function when USonic promises to reduce errors and distractions relaxed on the music to be able to focus.

HTC has optimized administration claims also include the microphones. In the HTC U11 come now four Omni-directional microphones and the new acoustic focus technology used, providing high-quality 3D-Audioaufnahmen. The microphones of the HTC U11 collaborate and record audio from all directions. Video recordings with acoustic focus can you zoom in visually, to lock an object or a person in order to reinforce its or their specific sounds.

the data communication can be via LTE (up to 1 GBit / s), HSPA +, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), 4.2 Bluetooth, NFC, USB 3.1 Gen1 type C and GPS. There is also a fingerprint sensor on board. A 3000 mAh battery is responsible for the power supply.

the weighing 169 grams U-11 measures 153.9 times 75.9 times 7.9 mm. The design of the new flagship builds on the design of the other U-models made of curved glass with a liquid that appears “liquid surface “-surface, the environment is reflected in the, on. The interface of the HTC U11 is using the “hybrid optical spectrum deposition” process creates. So lively, new colours transform light with every movement, so the manufacturer should be created through the use of high-quality, highly reflective minerals in several layers on the back of the phone. “

 HTC U 11 in ice white, amazing silver, sapphire blue and brilliant black (image: HTC). HTC U 11 in ice white, amazing silver, sapphire blue and brilliant black (image: HTC).

as OS comes Android 7.1 nougat used, which the manufacturer has atop its interface HTC sense. HTC U 11 get the HTC sense companion, the Google Wizard and Amazon Alexa to train. The HTC sense companion meets its owner and his daily behavior patterns in the course of time. He can, for example, for late appointments to point out, that should the battery be charged or an Akkubank be included. He ensures optimal calculation speed and deletes junk files or unused apps for more free memory. He pointed out to dress properly depending on the weather, tracks the progress made in the fitness, recommend restaurants near et cetera.

Google Assistant routes found thanks to Google’s search and other services but also answers to questions, manage tasks, planning the day and entertainment.

the HTC U11 is also the first Smartphone on the market that can enable Amazon Alexa via voice command. It responds to “Alexa, how is the weather today?” or “Alexa, please turn on the light in the living room”. So networked products can be from anywhere in the smart home control, questions about weather, news, music and answer about 12,000 skills Alexa skills store. The Alexa service is currently available in the US, UK and Germany.

O2 customers who order now, get the Smartphone as of June 1. You can buy the HTC U-11 with an O2 free collective bargaining as well as regardless of the conclusion of the contract or a contract extension at O2. Without tariff, SIM-lock, or branding, the Smartphone at O2 costs once 745 euro. Can pay off 24 month rates to 31 euros on request even after payment of one euro.

upon completion of the online there’s the HTC U 11, for example, also together with an O2 free M from 43,49 EUR a month. Customers will receive until June 30 in this tariff 4 GB instead of 2 GB Datenvolumen. In all O2 free fares customers after surfing need the data volume of the high-speed endlessly with up to 1 Mbit / s on. If you book online, receives in addition six months 5 Euro discount on the monthly fee for O2 free tariffs S, M, L, XL.

from May 23 the HTC U 11, also together with the O2 free 15 birthday fare is available. This tariff provides 15 GB high speed data volume for only 29,99 Euro per month.

the Bluetooth over ear headphones JBL E55BT, quick at O2 free get promises a battery life of up to 20 hours. Switching between music and phone calls is seamlessly.

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