In the face of its dwindling market share and fortunes, HTC has unveiled a new upper mid-range phone which is focused on selfie lovers. Called the U11 Eyes, the new phone comes with two cameras on the front and an 18:9 display, in accordance with the current trend.
Design and Display
The display here is a large 6″ Super LCD3 panel, coming with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
U11 Eyes features an IP 67 water and dust proof resistant, which is quite similar in aesthetics to the higher-end U11 and U11+. Also like those phones, it features Edge Sense, meaning the phone can be squeezed to launch apps or trigger other functions.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get the upper mid-range Snapdragon 652 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. The dual-SIM and microSD support is available, thanks to a hybrid slot.
It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, with HTC Sense UI.
The back features a 12 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 4K video at 30 fps, or 1080p video at up to 120 fps.
However, it’s the front cameras which are the star of the show, with two 5 MP f/2.2 cameras supporting Face Unlock like the iPhone X. There are also augmented reality stickers, beauty mode, as well as the famed bokeh effect.
Battery and Price
The battery capacity for U11 Eyes is set at 3930 mAh, with Quick Charge 3.0.
HTC U11 Eyes will cost you $500, which is perilously close to flagship level these days, though, people who are focused on selfies may hardly get a better option than this.
HTC U11 Eyes Specifications
- CPU: 4x Cortex A-72, 4x Cortex A-53
- GPU: Adreno 510
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
- OS: Android 8.0 Nougat with Sense UI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; optional Dual-SIM
- 6-inch Super LCD3 18:9 with FHD+ (1080 x 2160)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 12 MP, OIS, f/1.7, 4K video, HDR
- Secondary: 5 MP + 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p
- Connectivity: USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi ac
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3930 mAh; Quick Charge 3.0
- Price: Around $500