The HTC U11 is official with Edge Sense technology and a Snapdragon 835 processor from Qualcomm, along with a collection of other high-end specifications like 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space. The HTC U11 is HTC’s current flagship and a follow up to last year’s HTC 10. It comes with a completely new design that breaks away from the style of HTC’s previous flagships that have been mostly the same for the last few iterations, and carries the same mirror-like finish as the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play, though it does come in different colors which includes a Amazing Silver, Solar Red, Brilliant Black, Ice White and Sapphire Blue.
Aside from the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, the HTC U11 comes with other top-end hardware. It has a 5.5-inch display with a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and it uses HTC’s Ultra Pixel technology in the rear-facing camera which has a 12-megapixel sensor. On the front HTC is using a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor for enhanced selfie shots, so it’ll be perfect for self portraits and group shots with more than one person.
In addition to everything else the phone is literally packed with great features like the HTC Sense Companion, which is essentially HTC’s version of Google Now as the software will learn from the user and do things like make suggestions on places to eat, places to shop, and places to visit if you’re on vacation. Sense Companion can also do things like alert you to when you may need to bring an umbrella or a jacket based on weather conditions, and the more you use the HTC U11 the better Sense Companion becomes. Camera aficionados will appreciate the HDR+ Scene Detection feature which gives a preview of the image of what the HDR+ effect will look like before the image is actually taken. The biggest feature of course is the Edge Sensors which allows users to interact with the phone’s various features and open up shortcuts to apps. The sensors are placed on either side of the phone and once configured, the user can squeeze the sensors to open up an app or a shortcut to a different feature. HTC will release region-specific availability details next week, and full distribution of the phone begins in early June.