HTC U11 Unboxing

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The U11 is HTC’s new flagship phone, succeeding last year’s HTC 10. It has all possible top features inside, including the cutting-edge Snapdragon 835 chipset and generous 64 GB of memory.

In the box

  • HTC Rapid Charger 3.0
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • USB-C Digital to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter
  • HTC U11 Clear Shield
  • HTC USonic™ Adaptive Earphones
  • Dust Cloth
  • SIM Tool

DISPLAY

Type Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HTC Sense UI

PLATFORM

OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM – Global
64 GB, 4 GB RAM –
  • System chip:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
  • Processor:
    • Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 540

CAMERA

Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.
Secondary 16 MP

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 336 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 24 h 30 min (3G)

DESIGN

The liquid glass surface is crafted to impress using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition. By layering highly-refractive precious minerals across the phone’s back cover, we’ve created stunningly vivid new colors that transforms light with every movement you make.

TRI-AXIS SYMMETRY

The new seamless curved look of HTC U11 is achieved through heating and then bending the glass using extreme pressure. It’s a tricky process to master, but the resulting unique all-around 3-axis symmetry produces a phone that is slim no matter which way you hold it. With 3D glass on both front and back, it’s not only beautiful but more secure and comfortable to hold.

3D GLASS SCREEN

HTC U11 has a 5.5″ 3D glass screen designed to preserve the authenticity of the image. With our best display and true-to-life color reproduction, we provide you a purer full-framed viewing experience. Our display avoids the cropped pictures or distorted colors at the edge that are the results you can expect from a curved screen.

EDGE SENSE

What we take for granted is what we can also take advantage of, like something as common as gripping a phone. Edge Sense transforms this fundamental gesture into a completely new and revolutionary interaction with your phone.

With a simple squeeze, Edge Sense lets you enjoy even more the things you love. Taking photos. Launching your favorite apps. Text on the go. Before, it was a hassle to reach these features, but we simplified it into a single motion. Thinking outside the box, we are now bringing you the next age of phone interactions.

Taking photos made natural

Launching your camera has never been easier. No more fumbling for buttons or awkward hand positions. Just lift, squeeze, and smile. Finally, taking pictures on your smartphone feels natural like you are actually using a camera.

The most advanced headset ever built for personal audio

Immerse yourself in purer audio. HTC U11 introduces the latest version of HTC USonic, which now combines active noise cancellation with the ability to tune audio to your unique hearing. Other headsets focus more on obtaining great sound quality while overlooking the fundamentals – each of our hearing structures are different. Our USonic earbuds map your inner ear with an advanced sonar-like technology and then adapt the sound profile to your unique biology. This creates an incredibly personal and optimized listening experience with vibrant audio shaped specifically for you.

A more powerful Boom Sound top and bottom

Our BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers got an upgrade too. We’ve improved our speaker design to deliver 100% more loudness and 150% improvement in Dynamic Range Audio. On top, the tweeter now offers an acoustic chamber that allows the highs and mids to sound richer. While below, the woofer sports a new speaker and improved magnetic circuit design for louder, clearer and appreciably deeper bass tones. The result? A natural soundscape with exceptional audio detail.

A powerful photo studio in your hand

HTC U11 introduces Auto HDR Boost to give you all the benefits of HDR without the lag. HDR Boost offers clearer, more balanced pictures by taking multiple shots that measure the darkest shadows and brightest highlights without any slowdown. HTC U11 enhances textures and colors, increases visible detail and brings out the best in every shot. We use the same technique to improve motion picture quality, Temporal Noise Reduction automatically uses information from the previous and next frames to remove unwanted noise and deliver the clearest video.

Experience our most vivid and clear video quality

After years of development, we are proud to finally introduce our Temporal Noise Reduction technology that will deliver some of the clearest video yet. By analyzing information from the previous and next frames, the HTC U11 removes unwanted electronic noise for some of the clearest motion picture quality you can find.

Fastest processing speed to date

HTC U11 powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platformvi packs a punch with the first 10 nanometer mobile processor. This translates into breathtaking speed, jaw-dropping graphics, impressively smooth performance and longer battery life. You get 25% faster graphics than the HTC 10, with 35% or 3 hours more video playback, 30% or 8 hours more music playback and 43% or 3.5 hours longer web browsing time via LTE network.vii Every HTC U11 comes with this same performance no matter where you are in the world.