Finally, after months of rumours, leaks and speculation, HTC has made their latest flagship smartphone official.
It’s called the HTC U11 but has been known to some as the HTC Ocean for some time now, and it features that new sleek unibody design from HTC that combines an aluminium back with a glass front and fuses them together to form an IP67 body.
But of course, the design is not the only thing that the HTC U11 has going for it.
One of the main features that sets this phone apart from the rest is Edge Sense. This is a new feature from HTC that allows you to interact with the smartphone through a squeeze, allowing you to open up applications and start up the camera by applying pressure to the sides of the smartphone.
You can also use different levels of pressure here to complete various functions.
Inside of the smartphone, there’s also an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with HTC’s BoomSound – Hi-Fi Edition audio on board that will provide stereo audio, along with active noise cancellation for your smartphone.
It does this with the microphone inside of the smartphone, which can read ambient noise and song counteracting signals to the plugged in earbuds, which connect via USB-C.
Unfortunately, there is no headphone port on the smartphone, however, HTC is including an adapter in the box.
In terms of cameras, the HTC U11 comes with a 12-megapixel rear-facing UltraPixel sensor that features five-axis stabilisation and can record videos at 4K with up to 24-bit audio recording.
Interestingly, the smartphone will come with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support in the UK, US, and Germany, which will both work alongside Edge Sense and allow you to control your home and personal stuff from your smartphone.
It will be available in amazing silver, sapphire blue, brilliant black, ice white and solar red from June. Sadly, we don’t know the pricing just yet.