HTC officially launched U11 EYEs in China and Taiwan today. We already know most of the key specifications along with price, thanks to the previous leak by Evan Blass. Major USPs of this handset includes packing of largest battery on any HTC smartphones till date, a dual front camera, facial recognition technology, a large 6-inch display with taller than usual 18:9 aspect ratio and many more. HTC U11 EYEs has been priced at CNY 3,299 in China and pre-orders are open for the smartphone. First sale in said country along with Taiwan will commence from 25th January, 2018.
The HTC U11 EYEs earlier touted as HTC Harmony is the first outing of company in 2018 and as expected it packs some attention drawers. Likewise, it runs Edge Sense UI based on Android Nougat v7.1 and support two nano SIMs. It offer a larger 6-inch Full HD+ Super LCD3 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and trending 18:9 aspect ratio. Display offers 402 pixels-per-inch of pixel density and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the top. Smartphone has managed only a single variant in terms of memory as it has 4GB RAM paired with 64GB internal storage. Users can further extend this limit up to 2TB using 2nd SIM for microSD card (hybrid card slot).
Major highlight of HTC U11 EYEs is its battery, the largest battery in terms of capacity ever seen on a HTC handset. It has a 3930mAH battery that supports quick charge 3.0 technology. Battery intends to provide 28.8 hours of 3G talktime and 28.3 hours of VoLTE talktime in a single charge. It is an IP67 rated dust and water resistant device.
Smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor. On considering optics, U11 EYEs packs a 12 mega-pixel (with Ultrapixel 3 1.4μm pixels lens) rear shooter with f/1.7 aperture and supports optical image stabilisation, ultra-speed autofocus, face detection and dual-tone LED flash. The rear shooter is accompanied by a dual selfie camera of double 5 mega-pixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture and supports Bokeh mode, HDR, LED flash, refocus mode, BSI sensor, auto-beautification mode etc.
Other interesting features on HTC U11 EYEs includes facial unlock feature, HTC USonic audio technology with active noise reduction, HTC Sense (company’s own personal assistant). Supported functions include USB 2.0, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, Bluetooth v4.2, fingerprint sensor, distance sensor, magnetic sensor, digital compass etc.
HTC U11 EYEs Price and Availability
Handset is launched in China and Taiwan in three colour options of Black, Silver and Red. Registrations for the handset has already begun from today i.e. 15th January and first sale will start from 10AM, 25th January, 2018. HTC U11 EYEs is priced at CNY 3299 in China, roughly translates into Rs.32,010. In Taiwan, it is priced at NTD 14,999 and that again translates into same in Indian currency. Availability in Indian market is yet to be disclosed but it is expected to reach India within few weeks from the date of first sale.
Source : HTC’s Taiwan Store