And just like that, HTC is back! The company makes its triumphant return to the Philippines with the official launch of the HTC U11.
HTC U11 Philippines
HTC is finally back in the Philippines. The company, known for their elegantly designed and high spec’d devices, celebrated their return with the local launch of several handsets and their flagship, the HTC U11.
Priced at Php36,990, the HTC U11 features “Edge Sense,” an innovative way to launch apps, the Google Assistant, and other commands. It works by squeezing the sensitive areas on the device’s sides which triggers the pre-selected actions.
As for the cameras, the HTC U11 comes with a 12MP rear camera with f1.7 lens and OIS. At the time of writing, the phone holds the top spot among mobile camera phones in DxOMark with a rating of 90 points, closely edging other devices such as Google Pixel, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the iPhone 7 Plus.
Inside, the HTC U11 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 540 graphics chip. It has a vivid 5.5-inch quad HD SuperLCD5 display, 128GB of storage, a USB Type-C port, and IP67 water resistance. Sadly, they skipped the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The device also features HTC’s BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers. It works similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. The earpiece acts as a tweeter, with the lows coming from the speaker.
The HTC U11 is packaged with latest version of the HTC USonic earphones. It combines Active Noise Cancellation with the ability to tune audio to the listener’s unique hearing. It does this by mapping the inner ear with sonar-like technology and then adapts the sound profile to listener’s physiology.
The HTC U11 is now available on HTC’s official store in Lazada Philippines and Gadget World with a retail price of Php36,990. It comes in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, and Brilliant Black.
HTC U11 specs:
- 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD5 Display (2560 x 1440, 534 ppi)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
- Adreno 540 Graphics Unit
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Storage +microSD up to 256GB
- 12MP Rear Camera w/ f1.7, Dual Pixel AF, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
- 16MP Front Camera w/ f2.0, 1080p Video
- LTE, HSPA, GSM
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
- Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
- GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- IP67 Water Resistance
- 3,000 mAh Non-removable Battery
- Dimensions: 6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 in
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