HTC U 11 Unveiled, India-Bound In June

New flagship smartphone launches take place throughout the year. 2017 started with LG and Samsung revealing their respective flagship smartphones. Now, a third manufacturer is about to reveal its flagship smartphone. This manufacturer’s name is HTC. HTC flagship smartphones are known for their great industrial design and build quality. However, this year, it will not bring out a successor to HTC 10. Instead, its top-of-the-line smartphone in 2017 is called HTC U 11. Read on to know more about HTC U 11 price in India, expected launch date, specifications and features.

HTC U 11 - Back

HTC U 11 Price In India

64GB Variant Price (expected) Rs 45,000
128GB Variant Price (expected) Rs 48,000

We expect HTC to price the U 11 on these lines. Why? The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 and LG G6 costs Rs 51,990. Neither of HTC U 11’s rivals have more than one variant. All this means is that, among other things, pricing will be key to HTC U 11’s success in India.

HTC U 11 India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) June 2017

HTC is already late to the 2017 flagship smartphone party. While specific markets will get the HTC U 11 in May, the worldwide distribution of the phone will commence sometime in June. So, HTC still has a chance to leave its mark in the flagship smartphone segment.

HTC U 11 - BoomSound speakers

HTC U 11 Specifications

Processor 2.45GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB/6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p)  resolution
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Sense UI
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash (UltraPixel 3 Camera)
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes

HTC’s latest flagship the 10, is not a dual SIM phone. So has been the case for HTC’s past flagships too. This trend may change with HTC U 11. The delay in HTC U 11’s launch is understandable. Only Samsung could get its hands on the Snapdragon 835 chip. In order to make it to markets on time, LG had to opt for Snapdragon 821 for G6. The HTC U 11 comes with a regular 16:9 aspect ratio screen. The Android 7.0 Nougat’s power-saving features to help the phone in battery life department.

The U 11 comes with HTC’s proprietary UltraPixel 3 rear camera. With a 16-megapixel camera up front, at least the smartphone’s selfie snapper has the goods. How well does it perform will be up to HTC’s camera software tuning.

HTC U 11 - Five colour variants

HTC U 11 Features

  • Glass-Metal construction
  • Liquid finish
  • Dual display
  • Squeeze gestures
  • Fingerprint scanner up front
  • BoomSound speakers
  • Fast Charging
  • USB Type-C
  • No headphone jack
  • Water resistant
  • Five colour options

A few things differ between the U Ultra and U 11. Firstly, the HTC U 11 comes with squeeze gestures. These will trigger different functions of the phone. Secondly, the U 11 comes with BoomSound speakers. This is a trademark HTC feature and is there on U 11 smartphone. The phone has USB Type-C port and no headphone jack. Hence, it will come with headphones with USB Type-C plug in the box.

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