This video shows that the phone will be available in multiple color options, it also shows the most awaited Edge Sense feature where the user squeezes the sides of the phone to launch the camera app and then take a photo.
HTC U11's release date is slated for June in the USA with an off-contract price of $649.
HTC calls this new way of interacting with your phone "extended touch", and predictably it says it's a revolution. This functionality could also include squeezing the device for different periods of time to enable different functions. The U 11 is set to take on the likes of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, while introducing some interesting new features. The firm says we can expect a 45% bump in longevity compared to last year's HTC 10.
The smartphone is also the company's first to come with dual digital assistants.
Of note, both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa will support wake words.
As leaks suggested, the device comes with HTC Edge Sense feature where the frame can be used to access the device. But more than just its own Sense Companion (which we'll get to later) and Google's Assistant, the HTC U11 has one other guest onboard.
More will be known at its official release, so stay tuned.
The front of the smartphone doesn't introduce anything insane like a gorgeous 'Infinity display' but retains the similar U Ultra look, with a 5.5-inch, Quad HD display. That's not just a rumor, that's according to a leaked hands-on video from a Vietnamese outlet that was posted to YouTube for a short time. The HTC 10 achieved a paltry IP53 certification, which basically meant it was wise to keep it as far away from water as possible.
As seems customary for 2017 flagships, both feature predominantly glass (Gorilla Glass 5 to be exact) designs with metal elements. The front still has the larger 16 megapixel sensor pair with a 150-degree wide-angle lens. It is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset and is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. However, other details were not revealed. Out of the box, HTC 11 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with HTC Sense UI on the top. HTC boasts that the 12-megapixel camera on the upcoming flagship has a DxOMark score of 90, the highest DxOMark score ever - beating Google Pixel's score of 89. But looking at the sheer specifications, HTC U11 sports a better camera, at least on papers. There is a 16MP front shooter present, along with a 3,000mAh cell. The only real disappointing thing about the 12MP camera is that it can only record up to 1080p resolution videos and not 4K.
Taiwanese smartphone brand, HTC had a forgettable 2015 due to the lack of proper innovation.
HTC is revisiting its trademark BoomSound speaker technology for the launch of the HTC U11.
HTC U11 doesn't have 3.5mm audio port so you have to use the USB-C to listen to music.
Price: HTC is selling the HTC U11 for £649 in the United Kingdom, which is almost £200 more than the market price for a HTC 10 these days, and £80 more than the HTC 10's original retail price. The second is support for Amazon's wildly popular Alexa assistant, though it won't be available at launch. Global launch is in the first week of June.