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Date Written: 5/18/2017

This week HTC unveiled their latest flagship phone, the HTC U11, which will be available in June. It includes a glass and metal design which is a marked improvement over last year's model. Following the trend of other phones, it does not include a headphone jack which means you will need to use the charging port for hooking up headphones.

From a hardware standpoint it includes everything that you would expect from a high end phone. It has a large screen, good specs (see below) and is water resistant. It also allows users to use both Google Assistant and Alexa (Amazon's assistant) at the same time.

The biggest change is the new 'Edge Sense' feature. This allows users to interact with the phone by squeezing it. The phone distinguishes between a short-squeeze and a long-squeeze so that each can perform a separate function. The user can decide what they want each squeeze to do choosing from options such as: opening the camera, opening the flashlight, turning on voice recording, or opening another app of their choice. With the HTC U11 being the first phone with this feature it'll be interesting to see how useful it ends up being and if it is something that other phone makers look to adopt in future models.


  • OS:Android 7.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Display: 5.5-inch LCD, 2560x1440
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Camera: 12MP (main), 16MP (front)
  • Memory: 64GB with Micro-SD card slot