HTC released its 2017 flagship, the U11

While many of us in the states were sleeping yesterday, HTC quietly announced its real 2017 flagship device. The U11 is a flashy, all glass and metal affair, with pressure sensitive sides and the latest Snapdragon processor. The pressure sensors allow users to quick-launch apps with a quick squeeze of the device. HTC has stuck with the somewhat standard 16:9 aspect ratio, also avoiding the bezel-less design common in 2017 devices. In addition to Google Assistant, the U11 will also have full Amazon Alexa integration shorty after the devices ship. Although HTC removed the headphone jack this year, they are including a pair of USB Type-C earbuds and a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter. Here’s a quick list of the specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 5.5″ qHD display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 12MP UltraPixel 3 main camera with OIS
  • 16MP front facing camera
  • Android 7.1 with HTC Sense
  • IP67 water and dust resistance
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • 64GB of storage and 4GB of memory
  • 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9, 169g

For a full list of the specifications, check out HTC’s website. The U11 is currently available for pre-order in black, silver, and blue for $599 after a $50 off coupon. Unfortunately, the gorgeous red and white models won’t be offered in the states, at least for the time being. The phone can also be purchased through Sprint on their payment plan. Those who pre-order now should receive their device by early June. Although the specs might not completely match those of the Galaxy S8, the HTC U11 comes in significantly cheaper while still including some impressive hardware. Let us know in the comment section if you think HTC has hit the nail on the head or totally missed the mark again this year.

 

Source: HTC

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Nick is an accounting and finance double major who loves everything Android. Aside from smartphones, his hobbies consist of ultimate frisbee, running, reading, and working on cars.

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