HTC U11 Launches in the Philippines for Php36,990; Boasts Amazing Camera, QHD Display, SD835, 6GB RAM

Anjie lou delos Reyes
HTC U11 Launches in the Philippines for Php36,990
HTC U11 Launches in the Philippines for Php36,990; Boasts Amazing Camera, QHD Display, SD835, 6GB RAM

A few days ago, HTC, in partnership with Lazada, has re-launched its products in the Philippines, which also marked as their official comeback in the local scene. During the event, they unveiled a total of four devices, one of which is their current flagship handset, the HTC U11.

The HTC U11 sits at the top of the new U family, and deemed as the successor of last year's HTC 10. It comes latest innovation from HTC, which is the Edge Sense, a standout feature that let users execute specific tasks like snapping a photo by simply squeezing the sides of the phone. You can also customize how hard you need to squeeze before the phone can recognize the requested action.

It also boasts another HTC feature called Sense Companion, which debuted on the HTC U Ultra. It is a personal companion assistant that keeps learning about the things the users do every day. One example given during the event is a reminder to charge your phone when it is almost getting low on battery, and you still have a meeting or task to do later on that day. It also suggests different things based on your location, such as telling you the nearby restaurants or other interesting places. Just in case, HTC also includes two other digital assistants, namely Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

In terms of hardware, you will get the best in the market as you'd expect from a high-end Android smartphone in 2017. It is equipped with the fastest Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 835, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a 5.5-inch Super LCD 5 panel with QHD resolution and topped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also comes with USB Type-C port, dual band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, and LTE connectivity with up to 1Gbps speed. It has no 3.5mm audio jack, but an adapter is included in the package.

Meanwhile, the camera department employs amazing sensors, there is a 12MP UltraPixel module on its back with f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, and can record videos up to 4K resolution or slow motion in 1080p at 120fps. The main shooter, according to DxOMark is the highest rated smartphone's camera with a score of 90, yes, it now sits number 1 in the chart. On the other hand, the front-facing snapper is equipped with a high resolution 16MP system with f/2.0 aperture and capability to record 1080p videos.

Other notable specs include a 3000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0, IP67-certified dust and water-resistant up to 1 meter, 4 microphones for 3D audio recording capabilities, BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition with two speakers, Hi-Res Audio certified, and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC Sense. It is now available at Lazada for Php36,990.

HTC U11 Specifications:

  • Dual Nano SIM, dual standby, supports LTE connectivity
  • 5.5-inch Super LCD5 QHD (2560x1440) touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • IP67-certified
  • Dimensions: 153.9mm x 75.9mm x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 169 grams
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC Sense
  • 64-bit Octa-core Kyro CPU (4x 2.45GHz + 4x 1.9GHz), Adreno 540 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • 12MP BSI UltraPixel f/1.7 auto focus main camera with OIS and dual-LED flash, 4K video recording
  • 16MP f/2.0 secondary camera, 1080p video recording
  • Multimedia player
  • 4 Microphones
  • HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
  • HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition
  • Hi-Res Audio Certified
  • Hi-Res Audio Recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • USB 3.1, Type-C
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • Sensors: fingerprint, light, proximity, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetic, compass, edge
  • Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable, supports Quick Charge 3.0
  • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Ice White, Solar Red, Amazing Silver, Brilliant Black
  • Price: Php36,990

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