22 May 2019
Finally, the wait is over HTC announced the much anticipated U11 EYEs. The device popped up in leaks a number of times, today finally the company wraps off the cover of the device. The company's official Taiwanese site listed the product with specs sheet and a wide-range of images. As the rumors suggest the U11 EYEs is the company's latest mid-range offering to compete against recently announced Samsung's (Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus)and Sony's (Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra) mid-rangers.
The chassis is made up of metal with glass covering the rear side. On first look, it looks pretty much close to the company's premium phablet U11+. The rear side is adorned with single camera module with a fingerprint scanner in the center. It comes with a 2:1 display with minimal bezels. The LCD 3 display is of 6.0-inches with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display pixels density is 402 pixels-per-inch. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is protecting the display. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC is powering the device with 4GB RAM and built-in storage is 64GB. Its native storage is further expandable via MicroSD card up to 2TB. The second SIM slot is a hybrid slot which can be either used for MicroSD card or SIM card.
A fairly large 3,930mAh battery cell is on board to keep the U11 EYEs lights on. It supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. The rear snapper is Ultra-pixel 3 12MP module with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. It can record 4K video as well as slow-motion Full HD video at 120 frames per second.
The HTC U11 EYEs is the company's first smartphone with dual selfie cameras of 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. The primary sensor is normal lens whereas the secondary sensor brings wide-angle images. The U11 EYEs is IP67 certified device which brings resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes without any damage.
The listing didn't reveal any detail regarding the Android OS version instead only confirms HTC Sense UI layer over it. The device dimensions are 157.9 x 74.99 x 8.5mm and it weighs 185g. The device is initially available for Taiwanese customers, we can soon it will be released for other regions as well. It is up for pre-orders in the home country at a price tag of NT$14,900 which is $505 at the current currency exchange rate. The device will be available in Red, Black, and Blue color variants.
|Specs||HTC U11 EYEs|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Storage||64GB Expandable via MicroSD card|
|Rear camera||12MP with f/1.7 aperture|
|Front cameras||Dual 5MP with f/2.2 aperture|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 74.99 x 8.5mm|