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The HTC U11 is an Android smartphone manufactured and sold by HTC as part of the HTC U series. It was announced on 16 May 2017 and succeeds the HTC 10 smartphone. In the United States, the HTC U11's major carrier is Sprint; however, it is also compatible with unlocked carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks.

HTC U11
HTC U11+
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HTC U11
Manufacturer HTC
Slogan "Squeeze for the Brilliant U"
Series HTC U
First released U11: June 2017; 11 months ago (2017-06)
U11+: November 2017; 6 months ago (2017-11)
Predecessor HTC 10
Related HTC U Play, HTC U Ultra
Type Smartphone
Dimensions U11: 153.9 mm (6.06 in) H
75.9 mm (2.99 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
U11+: 158.5 mm (6.24 in) H
74.9 mm (2.95 in) W
8.5 mm (0.33 in) D
Weight U11: 169 g (6.0 oz)
U11+: 188 g (6.6 oz)
Operating system U11: Android 7.1 "Nougat" with HTC Sense 9.0; Android 8.0 "Oreo" with HTC Sense 9.0 (without Treble)[1]
U11+: Android 8.0 "Oreo" (with Treble)[1]
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz & 4×1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 4 or GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB
Removable storage microSD up to TB
Battery U11: 3,000 mAh Li-ion
U11+: 3,930 mAh Li-ion
Data inputs Capacitive touch screen
Edge Sense
Display U11: 5.5 in (140 mm) Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2560×1440 resolution (~534 ppi pixel density)
U11+: 6 in (150 mm) Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2880×1440 resolution (~538 ppi pixel density)
Rear camera 12 MP (1.4 μm), f/1.7, OIS, UltraSpeed[clarification needed] autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto-HDR, panorama
Front camera U11: 16 MP, 1080p, auto-HDR
U11+: 8 MP, 1080p, auto-HDR
Sound HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers
HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
3D Audio recording with 4 microphones
Hi-Res audio stereo recording
Hi-Res audio certified
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes
USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Other U11: IP67 protection
U11+: IP68 protection
Website Official website
References sources

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SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The HTC U11 has a glass unibody-like design with an aluminium frame that includes pressure sensitive points for the implementation of HTC Edge Sense. This enables users to control or navigate several functions by pressing the edges of the metal frame. It is fitted with a 5.5-inch Super LCD 5 Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) display. The front glass is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the rear glass uses Gorilla Glass 3. HTC U11 features a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.

The rear camera is a 12 megapixels sensor with 1.4 μm pixels and an f/1.7 aperture; it also includes OIS and Ultraspeed[clarification needed] Autofocus. The front camera is has a 16 megapixels sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and includes EIS.

The HTC U11 has 4 microphones for 24-bit 360-degree audio recording. It also has HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition[clarification needed] stereo speakers where the headphone acts as the tweeter while the bottom firing speaker acts as the woofer. Dust and water resistance are included with an IP67 certification.[2]

The phone ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and includes either 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.[3]

SoftwareEdit

The HTC U11 ships with Android 7.1 Nougat with an overlay of HTC Sense UI. HTC is also currently rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo (without the Treble feature for device independent system updates)[1] updates for the phone via OTA. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Baidu Duer (China only)[4] are pre-installed. Alexa only became available on 17 July 2017.[2] HTC Sense Companion is installed to make personalized suggestions by learning from daily routines and suggestions based on the user's location.[3]

SalesEdit

On 15 June 15 2017, Chang Chia-lin, the president of HTC's smartphone and connected device division, stated that the HTC U11 had been selling better than its predecessors, the HTC One M9 and the HTC 10.[5]

HTC U11+Edit

 
HTC U11+

HTC unveiled an upgraded version of the U11, the U11+, on November 2, 2017. It features a 6-inch 18:9 display with thinner bezels, a larger battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and is pre-loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo. The Verge reported via internal sources that the U11+ had previously been developed as a successor to the original Pixel XL smartphone HTC had developed with Google, under the codename "Muskie", but that it had been shelved in favor of a version produced by LG instead, and was re-engineered into an update to the U11.[6][7]

HTC U11 LifeEdit

The U11 Life is a T-Mobile exclusive smartphone that was unveiled by HTC along with the U11+ on the same day. It features a 5.2-inch display, IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, a 73 hour long battery life, and is also shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo. Unlike the U11+, the U11 Life has a smaller display and comes shipped with the 4th Generation Android One platform, which it joined on September 13, 2017.

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