HTC U11 Solar Red Variant Launched In India – All You Need To Know

HTC launched a new flagship smartphone in the Indian market in Jun this year. The new handset was first launched in Taiwan. The premium looking smartphone offers a unique combination of features and specs. Now, the company has added a new Solar Red color variant to the Indian line-up. Will the new HTC smartphone be able to make a mark in the competitive smartphone market in India? Read more to find about HTC U11 Price in India, Specifications, Features

HTC U11 Solar Red

Price & Availability

Price Rs 51,990

The HTC U11 is priced at Rs 51,990 in India. It will be available on Amazon.in as well as offline channels. Pre-orders on HTC e-store start from 17th June. The company is offering a free HTC flip cover worth Rs 1,999 to customers who pre-order the new device. Standard Chartered Debit or Credit card holders can also avail 10% cash back on the MOP value of the phone. This offer is valid for a limited time period starting from 26th June.

HTC U11 Solar Red

The premium smartphone comes in five color options – Sapphire Blue, Amazing Silver, Solar Red, Brilliant Black, and Ice White. However, in India, only Brilliant Black and Amazing Silver were made available.

HTC launched the Sapphire Blue variant in July. Now, the company has announced a brand new Solar Red HTC U11 series. The flaming-hot looking variant is very visually appealing.

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 64-bit octa-core, up to 2.45GHz
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 128GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.5-inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels), Super LCD 5, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 7.1 with HTC Sense
Primary (Rear) Camera 12MP with Flash, UltraSpeed autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, OIS
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3 support
Dual SIM Yes

The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2K) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. The new handset comes with 128GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. The HTC U11 is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery, which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.

On the camera front, the HTC sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with UltraSpeed autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, HDR boost, optical image stabilizations (OIS) and electronic stabilization. It is the highest rated smartphone camera ever in DxOMark (with DxOMark 90 score). The 16-megapixel front camera comes with a 150-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, and a selfie Panorama mode.

Also read: Honor 8 Pro Coming To India With 4th Generation Dual Camera

Features

  • Edge Sense
  • IP67 certification (Water Resistant)
  • HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3D glass (front and back)
  • Standard 3.5-mm jack
  • USB Type-C port
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Two color options

The USP of the HTC U11 is Edge Sense. It allows you to interact with the handset through a squeeze. You can open different functions upon different levels of pressure. The handset runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with HTC’s Sense overlay on top. The HTC U11 comes with both Google Assistant and Alexa support.

HTC U11

The smartphone design includes 3D glass on both front and back. The ‘liquid surface’ glass offers quite glossy and a unique look from various angles. For example, the Solar Red variant’s rear shell shows different shades of colors – Yellow, Pink, and tones of Orange. It features a distinctly darker shade of red frame around the corners.

The HTC U11 records 360-degree sound in 24-bit with help of 4 microphones. It also comes with USonic Boomsound Hi-Fi Edition speakers. Additionally, a pair of noise canceling headphone are shipped in the box.

Also read: Moto X4 Coming On June 30 (Tipped)- All You Need To Know

Conclusion

Since the HTC Ultra and HTC 10 failed to make an attempt in the smartphone market, HTC is offering its best in the HTC U11. On paper, the upcoming smartphone comes with a superb combination of good design, audio quality, and camera capability. However, the expensive price tag doesn’t work in its favor. We will have to wait and see how the new handset performs once we get our hands on it. Can HTC regain its market share and brand value with the new HTC U11? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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