HTC sets mid-June for its U11 India lift-off

HTC sets mid-June for its U11 India lift-off

Edge Sense can also be used to voice dictate messages. In fact, HTC says it didn't really plan on making such a big splash about the U Ultra in the United States, much less make it available from carriers.

Specs: The main upgrades for the HTC U11 include a bigger 5.5-inch screen and a more powerful and efficient processor in the form of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835.

If you've seen the HTC U Ultra from earlier this year you'll know what the deal here is: highly reflective glass, which HTC calls "Liquid Surface", covering the back and curving round the sides towards the metal frame. The curved look is achieved with 3D glass on both front and back. There is Amazing Silver, Solar Red and Ice White, as well as the Saphire Blue and Brilliant Black.

HTC has finally unveiled it's flagship smartphone for 2017 - meet the HTC U11. Some non-US markets will receive the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.

Customers get slightly more generous storage options this year, as the HTC 10 only shipped in 32GB or 64GB variants. Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 sits at the helm, followed by 4GB of RAM, microSD expandability and Quick Charge 3.0 on the battery front. If HTC can provide better performance, it has a fighting chance against the S8, which is considered to be the most lovely phone to date. HTC claims that their camera is the "only highest ranked phone camera ever", rated by DXOMark Mobile.

Up front, the handset features a 16-megapixel camera that's equipped with a 150-degree wide angle lens. A longer squeeze will flip the camera, switching it to selfie mode. According to HTC, the unlocked phone will begin shipping in June, running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Google Assistant is available for a majority of smartphones these days, but here HTC has incorporated its own artificial intelligence based assistant, HTC Sense Companion. It is one of the best distinguishing features of HTC U phones. However, while Google Assistant will come pre-loaded on the U11, Alexa will arrive via Google Play in July.

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Drake Caggiula had a goal and Cam Talbot made 28 saves for the Oilers, who fell to 3-3 all-time when playing Game 7 on the road. The 21-year-old power forward wasn't around for any of the Anaheim Ducks' agonizing Game 7 defeats over the past four seasons.

Along with this new way of interacting with the U11 there's also another feature tucked inside this smartphone that puts it one step ahead of its rivals.

There are two really exciting features packaged into the HTC U11, first is an interesting squeezable edge, second is that fact it supports more than one AI virtual assisant. Strategically integrated with apps, contacts and settings such as turning on or off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and flashlight is easier than you think.

What's even better is that these "squeezing gestures" will be customizable.

HTC says more apps will be able to take advantage of Edge Sense in the near future, and they are collaborating with developers regarding this, as well as makers of protective cases to ensure these adhere to the Edge Sense's specifications. The frame of the HTC U11 is pressure sensitive, allowing you to press or squeeze along the sides in order to trigger shortcuts and actions. It is powered by a decent 3,000 mAh battery pack, lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack (lays emphasis on HTC Boomsound, Usonic technology, which is of prominence on this device).

The most visible improvement are the removal of bumps, both from the camera as well as around the USB-C port.

HTC has been alluding to this capability in a series of short videos on a teaser website for the past month.

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