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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 US, 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; 6 months ago (2017-06)
U11+: November 2017; 1 month 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 8.0; Android 8.0/8.1 "Oreo" with HTC Sense 8.0
U11+: Android 8.0 "Oreo"
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 256 GB
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 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 Vibration
MP3, WAV ringtones
Stereo speakers
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 water resistance
U11+: IP68 water resistance
Website Official website
References sources

Contents

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 12 megapixels with 1.4μm pixels and an f/1.7 aperture; it also includes OIS and Ultraspeed Autofocus. The front camera is 16 MP 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 Boomsound stereo speakers where the earpiece acts as the tweeter while the bottom firing speaker acts as the woofer. Dust and waterproofing are included with a IP67 certification.[1]

The phone ships with the Snapdragon 835 and includes either 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.[2]

SoftwareEdit

The HTC U11 ships with Android 7.1 Nougat with an overlay of HTC Sense UI. HTC is also currently rolling out Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo updates for the phone via OTA. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Baidu Duer (China only)[3] are pre-installed. Alexa only became available on 17 July 2017.[1] HTC Sense Companion is installed to make personalized suggestions by learning from daily routines and suggestions based on the user's location.[2]

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.[4]

HTC U11+Edit

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, and is pre-loaded with Android 8.0. 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 a update to the U11.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Phonearena". 
  2. ^ a b "HTC U11 | HTC United Kingdom". HTC. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "HTC U11 enjoys strong sales". Focus Taiwan. Central News Agency. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "The HTC U11 Plus was originally intended to be the Google Pixel 2 XL". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  6. ^ "HTC U11 Plus announced: tiny bezels and huge battery improve on an already great phone". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-11-02.