HTC U11 Announced: Comes With Amazon's Alexa, Squeezable Frame & 12MP Camera

HTC U Ultra's camera

HTC U Ultra's camera

The user simply programs the feature to perform based on whether it senses a short squeeze or a long one. You can customise the squeeze gesture to open email, and even launch your favourite app or game. It is powered by Amazon Alexa voice and the other point which holds this high is that.it has got a DxOMark score of 90. Rather than the metal unibody, which HTC says is all too common in the market now, it designed a metal frame with a glass body for the U11.

Also, the squeezable frame feature of the upcoming HTC U11, which has been in speculations, gets a new update.

While HTC Sense Edge can be customised to launch any app, in-app functionality is now only available on HTC software.

With their help, the phone can distinguish and interpret nearly imperceptible squeezes, so users will be able to squeeze the screen to launch the camera or capture a selfie. With its latest flagship device, HTC is taking this a step further by allowing the phone to be operated with a squeeze.

The Taiwanese firm has already launched two phones this year - the mid-range U Ultra and U Play - to a mixed response.

But this phone is much more than just a quirky, gimmicky shortcut feature. The smartphone is shipped with earbuds that feature active noise cancelling technology.

The bottom of the phone is home to a USB Type-C port that'll serve double duty as your charging port and your headphone jack, because there's no 3.5mm headphone jack to be found here.

Rest of the specs of the device are top-notch as well.

The U11 sports a 5.5-inch display, poweful 12MP rear-facing and 16MP front-facing cameras, and IP67 dust and water-resistance, meaning it can survive a dip in the sink.

The U11 comes with not one, but three different intelligent assistants. Interestingly, the U11 comes with a preinstalled Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa as well as the new HTC Sense Companion that debuted with the HTC U Ultra. However, only two functions can be set at a time. The U11 will run Sprint customers $0 down and $29 per month for 24 months (or $696 retail).

The U11's exclusive carrier partner for the United States is Sprint, but it will also be available unlocked for $649. Later today, the company will be unveiling the HTC U11 with complete specifications along with the pricing and availability. All of these software tweaks have been made in line with Android 7.1 Nougat, which powers the phone out of the box.

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