Officially launched at the end of May, the new HTC U11 is now seen as one of the most powerful and complete flagships on the market, gaining prominence on the camera by unleashing former Google Pixel leader in DxOMark reviews and consolidating its name as the current king of the Photography in the mobile segment.
Despite understanding a set of respectable hardware, Taiwan’s flagship HTC continues to follow the main rivals of the latest generation at least in its design archetype, as the mobile phone brings a similar finish to the brother HTC U Ultra. In the end we have an apparatus with a very fragile body based on the mixture of glass and metal.
Following the unfortunate results on U11 durability tests last week, celebrity expert Jerry, who owns the RigEverything channel on YouTube, decided to share a more “peaceful” video with his smartphone, and the deal at the time will just disassemble the device for Complete and feature its sophisticated internal components.
Jerry uses the same device he used in the endurance test and points out that unlike major rivals in the Eastern market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, for example, HTC’s flagship is relatively simpler to demonstrate, but requires too much care With the tiny and delicate components – including the camera – strategically placed on the device’s logic board.
Removing the 3,000 mAh battery, we come to the most interesting points of the hardware, the eight pressure sensors in the left and right corners. Like the great decoys of the U11, such sensors enable a new method of interaction by pressing the sides of the smartphone.
Keep in mind that like any high-end niche device, the HTC U11’s debugging should only be done by experts because taking into consideration the extremely small and fragile components of the device any carelessness can be fatal.
Currently, the HTC U11 is available only overseas, and was recently released in the United States with the price of $649 for the variants silver, black shiny and sapphire blue. Still observing the market strategy of HTC, unfortunately it is unlikely that the cell phone landed officially in the Brazilian retail, and once again our compatriots need to resort to import to acquire phablet.
To recap, the latest HTC launch comes on the market with the following features / variants:
- 5-inch screen with Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440)
- Snapdragon 835 processor with 2.4 GHz octa-core CPU
- Adreno GPU 540
- 4GB / 6GB of RAM
- 64GB / 128GB internal storage
- 12 megapixel main camera with UltraPixel 3 (f / 1.7, OIS, EIS)
- 16 megapixel front camera (f / 2.0, EIS)
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual-Band, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 (Type C)
- Fingerprint reader
- IP67 (water and dust resistant)
- 000mAh battery (support for Quick Charge 3.0)
- HTC BoomSound Speakers
- Pressure sensitive edges (not touch)
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat as operating system