HTC had unveiled the HTC U11+ as its first flagship smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio display in November 2017. During the launch, the company had confirmed that the U11+ would be made available in select markets in Europe and Asia. It is an improved version of the Snapdragon 835 driven HTC U11 that was launched earlier in the previous year.
HTC U11+ Specifications and Features
The HTC U11+ has arrived in India in three color choices like Amazing Silver, Ceramic Black and Translucent Black that has a semi-transparent appearance. The handset sports the Liquid Surface design that has a premium reflective appeal. The IP68 certified HTC U11+ sports a glass and metal combination chassis. Its dimensions are 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5mm and its weight is 188 grams.
It is fitted with a Super LCD 6 display of 6 inches. The display supports HDR10 and DCI-P3 color gamut and offers QHD+ screen resolution of 1,440 x 2,880 pixels. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset powers the U11+. The 64 GB and 128 GB storage models of the phone respectively features 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM. The external storage slot of U11+ supports up to 2 TB of microSD card. The 3,930mAh battery present inside the phone is coupled with Quick Charge 3.0.
The connectivity features available on the handset include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Calling, NFC, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C, Miracast, DNLA, GPS and GLONASS. It lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and it offers the same USB-C port for connecting the charging and for linking the USonic ANC-enabled headphones. The U11+ also features BoomSound speakers.
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One of the USPs of the HTC U11+ it has a Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame which makes it possible to squeeze the phone to open apps, launch a voice assistant and access some functions. The rear panel features a 12-megapixel UltraPixel camera that comes with features like f/1.7 aperture camera, autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash and carries support for 4K video shooting. The frontside of the U11+ has an f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel selfie camera. The handset comes loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo and Sense UI.
HTC U11+ Pricing and Availability
The HTC U11+ has arrived in India with a price tag of Rs. 56,990 (~$888). It will be available for buying exclusively through Flipkart starting from Feb. 7.