HTC U11 Now Shipping: Their New Flagship Phone Has a Plethora of Features

Last month, HTC announced their new HTC U11 Flagship device; it has a Liquid Surface design with squeezable Edge Sense interaction, along with USonic noise canceling headphones, an industry-best 16-megapixel camera (according to DxOmark it’s the best they’ve ever tested, beating the Google Pixel), and it can work with multiple AI assistants including Alexa.

If you pre-ordered at Sprint, Amazon, or HTC.com, you’re U11 is now shipping. If you didn’t pre-order, and you want to check it out, go to your nearest Sprint store.

HTC U11 features:

• HTC Edge Sense, the next dimension in touch interaction with your phone.

With a simple squeeze, Edge Sense lets you enjoy even more of 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.

• Liquid Surface, a stunning, unique design that reflects you.

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

• HTC USonic, our most advanced headset ever built for personal audio, now including Active Noise Cancellation.

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.

• Amazing cameras with the highest independent rating ever awarded to a smartphone camera.

Our impressive multi-axis optical and electronic stabilization system and super-fast autofocus in all lighting conditions make the camera quick, your pictures sharp and videos smooth. We improved our camera and video for a more dynamic exposure range with HDR Boost without the lag, new white balance enhancement, a major reduction in noise, and excellent detail preservation.

• HTC Sense Companion, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa for a smarter, more helpful smartphone. (Amazon Alexa coming to the US in July 2017.)

Inside every HTC U11, you will find an AI companion who is devoted to you, and we’ve made it smarter than ever before. HTC Sense Companion will get to know you and your daily patterns over time in order to offer you more convenience with each and every day.

… and the U11 is waterproof, so you can actually snap photos underwater with a squeeze, using Edge Sense.

You can get yours from HTC or Sprint. They also sell an AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon version as well as an unlocked version that will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.


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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.