• Here's HTC's Flagship U11



    Here's the just-announced HTC U11 in amazing silver, sapphire blue, brilliant black, solar red and ice white. Not all colour options will be available in all regions—in Canada, for example, you'll only be able to get one in silver, blue or black. Also, it'll set you back $999 CAD unlocked. Worth it? Read on and decide for yourself...

    Notable specs are as follows:

    Display
    5.5 inch Quad HD @534ppi
    "3D" Corning Gorilla Glass 5

    Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

    RAM / Storage
    4 GB / 64 GB + microSD

    Rear / Front Cameras
    12 MP with OIS / 16 MP

    Battery
    3,000 mAh with fast charging

    OS / Software
    Android 7.1 with HTC Sense
    Google Assistant
    Amazon Alexa

    A new feature in this 2017 flagship is what HTC is calling "Edge Sense". From the press release:

    You affectionately squeeze the hand of the one you love. A baby intuitively squeezes her mother’s finger. A child squeezes his teddy bear to feel safe at night. Nothing feels as close, connected and personal as the sensation of touch or the warmth of an embrace...
    I'll cut to the chase: the U11 lets you launch two apps of your choice by squeezing—or long-squeezing (?)—its shiny frame. If I'm not mistaken the defaults are the camera and flashlight but again, the squeezable apps are fully customizable.

    What the U11 doesn't have is a headphone jack (boo), but at least a pair of noise-cancelling USB-C earbuds are included with it.

    The unlocked U11 seems to be in stock right now on HTC's Canadian site; our American friends can pre-order it on HTC.com, or wait for the Sprint version.

    Sources: Android Police, Mobile Syrup, XDA

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    Comments 10 Comments
    1. DRNewcomb's Avatar
      DRNewcomb -
      Does anyone know if the USB-C port is capable of HDMI video break-out?
    1. Ipse's Avatar
      Ipse -
      1 large for an HTC phone? Don't think so... Someone will instead buy the manufacturer soon.
    1. SoNic67's Avatar
      SoNic67 -
      I agree, $1000 for ANY phone is ridiculous.
      Will HTC have a version whitelisted on Verizon Wireless? If not, it is doomed.
      The world wide compatibility (LTE bands) is a must for a phone. I wonder how will the US version be, the radio inside SD835 is very capable.
      Ah, I my Moto has twist and chop for camera and flashlight, I think it's better.
    1. jboard55's Avatar
      jboard55 -
      For that price, they can at least put a decent dual rear camera setup for this device.
    1. turbogeek's Avatar
      turbogeek -
      If I were in the market for a new phone I'd have to pass on this due to size. An uncompromised HTC U11c (compact) version tho, that would definitely be on the list.
    1. turbogeek's Avatar
      turbogeek -
      Confused by the price info posted. It's listed at $899 on htc.com/ca, and once you use the promo code ( LOVEU11CA ) it drops $75 to $824 (plus taxes & shipping). Is this just pre-order/introductory pricing?

      I don't think it's out of line at the current price - it's significantly less than Samsung's latest (which just underwent a price HIKE), and on par with Apple's, and LG's & Google's latest (despite having a superior SoC). Plus it comes unlocked, with a better accessory bundle.
    1. AndroidPaul8923's Avatar
      AndroidPaul8923 -
      Agree that this is over-priced, even though I'm tempted when I next upgrade.

      "You affectionately squeeze the hand of the one you love. A baby intuitively squeezes her mother’s finger. A child squeezes his teddy bear to feel safe at night. Nothing feels as close, connected and personal as the sensation of touch or the warmth of an embrace..."

      I hate this type of sales pitch from tech companies. It's a phone - tell me what it can actually do!
    1. Nassery's Avatar
      Nassery -
      Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
      I agree, $1000 for ANY phone is ridiculous.
      Will HTC have a version whitelisted on Verizon Wireless? If not, it is doomed.
      The world wide compatibility (LTE bands) is a must for a phone. I wonder how will the US version be, the radio inside SD835 is very capable.
      Ah, I my Moto has twist and chop for camera and flashlight, I think it's better.
      That sounds great, thanks
    1. Non-Loquacious's Avatar
      Non-Loquacious -
      Hmmm...I have had my HTC-U11 for almost six months now. Best performing phone ever: for music, for photographs especially in low light, and for what it is suppose to do––make phone calls. Great voice quality. Also great control positions.......AND one of the best features is the bezel. YES, the bezel. Phone without bezels are overly prone to breakage upon dropping. HTC. Yep. I'm a fan
    1. Non-Loquacious's Avatar
      Non-Loquacious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ipse View Post
      1 large for an HTC phone? Don't think so... Someone will instead buy the manufacturer soon.
      Maybe so. Go buy an Apple. You get nice hardware and apple should be around for a while. For me, i don't care. I had many Blackberries. Great while the company lasted, and I still, use my Blackberry Bold. Though ancient, it is powered up right this moment and works as originally designed. If and when HTC ceases to exist I will buy a whatever. For now my HTC-U11 is a design triumph.