The feature can be customised inside the settings.
Also new is the "Edge Sense" functionality. This can be used to activate Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or HTC's own Sense Companiion, or other common features such as focus and take a picture or dictating a message.
In China, it will use Baidu's voice assistant, DuerOS. The U 11 will have Google Assistant support first hand, but Alexa is said to arrive within 30 days of the device's official release in the US, UK and Germany.
A 3.5mm headphone jack will not feature in the U11, HTC will be providing a free headphone adapter which connects via the USB type-C port. HTC U Sonic earphones will also be given free in the box.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! Its new flagship phone, the U11, is built around this simple but convenient gesture. Thus it comes with liquid surface and metal unibody design. It's not rare to see accidental embargo breaks, and this time we saw yet another quick upload and takedown of a hands-on video shot in Taiwan, which gives us our best look yet at the HTC U11.
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With a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and new glass and metal design, U11 is the ideal blend of high-end power with a striking aesthetic.
For the important specifics, the device sports a 5.5-inch screen with a Quad HD SuperLCD 5 display. There's also the usual array of NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi support as well as a fingerprint sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetic sensor, and gyroscope.
Under the hood, U11 has the latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. However, other details were not revealed. Accompanying is 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal memory, or 6GB of RAM with the 128GB model. The U11 costs £649 in the United Kingdom and is expected to ship on June 1.
You can pre-order the HTC U11 via the brand's site and Amazon. The front camera is a 16MP unit with UltraPixel mode, BSI sensor, 1080p recording, and more. The only real disappointing thing about the 12MP camera is that it can only record up to 1080p resolution videos and not 4K. The smartphone comes with the Edge Sense feature bringing a completely new category of interaction with the smartphone.
When you are told that HTC is launching a mobile, it comepletely different than any other smartphone.
The special features it has got is that it has an IP67 certification, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi, 3D audio recording, and the voice commands.