This morning Taiwanese tech giant HTC announced their brand new smartphone, the HTC U11, and we’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak preview. From its slim and seamless curves to revolutionary new squeeze technology, the U11 builds on HTC’S reputation for quality and innovation. Here are our favourite five features:
Edge Sense™, HTC’s new squeeze technology
HTC has created an entirely new and intuitive way to interact with your phone, Edge Sense™. With the U11, all you need to do is squeeze the sides to take photos, open apps, activate voice control and more. You can customise what each squeeze does, so your phone does exactly what you want.
Combined with Edge Sense™ technology, HTC U11’s water resistance means you can easily take photos come rain or shine, even if water means you can’t use your screen. You can even take photos underwater!
A superb camera
Speaking of photography, unleash your inner photographer with the HTC U11’s camera, which has received one of the highest ratings for a smartphone camera in DxOMark history. The U11 has a stunning 12MP main camera, with UltraSpeed Autofocus and Auto HDR Boost for clear and balanced shots. The U11’s also has a 16MP selfie camera, with UltraPixel™ mode for taking selfies in low light – perfect for upping your Instagram game!
An enhanced audio experience
The HTC U11 includes the latest version of the HTC USonic earphones, which combines active noise cancellation with the ability to tune audio to your unique hearing, using advanced sonar-like technology. The U11 also boasts Active Noise Cancellation, which continuously monitors environmental sound and adjusts accordingly. All of these features combined offer a powerful and advanced listening experience.
HTC Sense Companion
Inside every HTC U11 you will find an AI assistant devoted to you, and this time it’s smarter than ever. HTC Sense Companion will get to know you and your daily routines over time, adding more convenience every day. For example, the Sense Companion reminds you to recharge if it notices you have appointments coming up, and also reminds you to clear junk files to keep your phone running at optimum speed. The Sense Companion can recommend restaurants and routes, and even be your personal trainer, counting your steps. What more do you need?
3D Liquid Glass Surface
As well as all of the above, the HTC U11 looks particularly good too. The U11 brings you a 5.5” 3D Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 5 front screen with curved edges that flow seamlessly to a strong metal frame and rounded glass back, with no sharp edges.
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