It seems as if HTC are set on ruffling up a few feathers in the smartphone market. The Taiwanese firm’s latest smartphone includes the unique ability to squeeze the device in order to interact with it.
HTC’s new device, the U11 will cost £649 and was unveiled during a live event in Taiwan. HTC will be hoping the new smartphone will compete against the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.
The squeezable Edge Sense technology can be used to open the camera and take selfies, as well as launch apps and trigger voice control features. Impressively, the technology will still work if the phone is wet if the user is wearing gloves. HTC said it will also support voice dictation for messages.
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The U11 also boasts a 12 megapixel, UltraPixel 3 rear-facing camera, which comes complete with optical image stabilisation (OIS) – which smooths shaky photography. On the other side, the front-facing ‘selfie’ camera is 16 megapixels and can be triggered by voice command.
The USonic earphones, which come in the box with the box with the phone have also been given active noise cancellation for the first time.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of HTC, who are hoping to compete with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market while keeping the pressure on its new rivals from China – Huawei and OnePlus.
HTC have already released two new phones in 2017, both received a mixed critical response. However, HTC says it hopes the U11 will “revitalise the company”, which has had recent success in the virtual reality market.
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Like we mentioned earlier, the U11 will be available at a price of £649, the same price as the HTC M10 was at launch.
It will be available to buy in the UK from June 2017 and will come in four different colours – Ice White, Brilliant Black, Amazing Silver and Sapphire Blue – with Solar Red arriving at a later date.
It will be available at Carphone Warehouse, O2, EE, Argos and other online merchants.
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