HTC U11 hands-on: all the color options, noise-cancelling earbuds, and more

Last week, HTC stepped up to join companies like Samsung, LG, and Sony with a new H1 2017 flagship smartphone, as it introduced the HTC U11. While for years the manufacturer’s stuck with its favored aluminum unibody design for phones like the One M8, M9, and last year’s HTC 10, it’s finally time to break from tradition and head out in a bold new direction, with a colorful glass-backed look for the U11 that’s earning the phone a lot of attention.

We already brought you an early hands-on with hardware, but that didn’t provide us with a lot of time to really check out the U11 in the full …

Noise-cancelling feature on new HTC earphones works on HTC U11 only

Last week, HTC introduced its new flagship phone, the HTC U11. This year, the company made it a point to listen to the demands from some of its fans by including an IP67 certification rating on the device. That means that the unit can be submerged in as much as 3.2-feet of water for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. One area where HTC fans would have liked to have seen more done is with the battery. After stuffing a 4000mAh cell into the mid-range HTC One X10, the hope was that HTC would include a similarly sized power source on the U11. Unfortunately, HTC went with a 3000mAh …

HTC U11 unboxing and first look!

So, the HTC U11 has been announced. The company’s 2017 flagship is super-shiny, houses the Sense Companion AI assistant, hums with the latest-and-greatest in smartphone hardware, and can launch apps for you with just a squeeze.

The phone is up for pre-order right now, but we’ve managed to snatch a review unit. Come join us as we unbox it and see its perfectly clean, reflective back be spotless for the last time. Expect more impressions and the full review over the next few days!

Here is a look at the QHD Wallpaper for the HTC U11

Watching the introduction of the HTC U11 was a bit surreal as it took place in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast of the U.S. By the time the device was made official, the specs had already been disseminated through a series of leaks. Even the new Edge Sense feature didn’t surprise us thanks to videos, pictures and other leaks that surfaced on weibo and other sites. And of course, tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass not only shared the first images of the phone, he also had the name of the phone as well.

Among the few features kept secret until the unveiling was the HTC U11’s support …

Making the HTC U11: from design to assembly, a smartphone is born

Today’s a very special day for HTC. Not only is the company launching its latest flagship smartphone, the new U 11, but the manufacturer is passing an important milestone, celebrating 20 years in the business. That’s brought us lots of memorable handsets like the Android-introducing HTC Dream, and the jack-of-all-trades HD2, all the way up to today’s modern portable powerhouses.

To help usher-in the era of the U 11 and its next 20 years making mobile devices, HTC invited us to Taiwan as it opened its doors to journalists for an unprecedented look at how the …

HTC U11 gets both Google and Alexa in select markets; phone has IP67 certification

The HTC U11 has finally been introduced, and fans of the manufacturer will be ecstatic to find out that HTC’s next flagship will feature the water resistance that they have been begging for. During this morning’s unveiling of the phone, HTC announced that the U11 has an IP67 certification rating. That means that the unit can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. 

Another interesting announcement deals with the personal assistants on the device. As you might expect since the HTC U11 is an Android phone after all, Google Assistant …

HTC U11 first promo videos are out, watch them here

So, the HTC U11 is finally official, and it’s a beautiful piece of glossy, deeply reflective hardware. As expected, the new phone carried on and evolved the design language of the HTC U Ultra to become one of 2017’s shiniest flagships.

But the new handset is not just flair — it has top-notch hardware under the hood, and all the features you’d expect from a top-shelf mobile device on 2017, including a couple of unique ones. The most notable feature is the “squeeze”, which works like a shortcut button, which can be customized by the user.

As with all new phone launches, HTC wants you …

HTC U11 price, release date and carrier availability

The HTC U11 is the company’s most important phone for 2017: it is the flagship model, the one packed with the most powerful hardware and the best of HTC innovation and design. We have already got plentiful coverage of the HTC U11: you can see our official news covering the details, our hands-on impressions with the device and a separate article focusing on the innovative Squeeze functionality and its inner workings. But where can you get it and how much does it cost?
The HTC U11 price is set squarely at flagship level, meaning it is on par …

HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!

In case you’ve missed the news, the HTC’s U11 flagship is now official. 

The latest and greatest device HTC has ever come up with is a true powerhouse, equipped with the speedy Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A 5.5″ Quad HD display is making the rounds up front, while a 3,000mAh non-removable battery is keeping the show going. A 12MP UltraPixel camera at the back is completing the specs sheet.

This phone will have the arduous task of battling with the South-Korean superstars – the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6. Either of these are among …

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: The new features

Back in January, HTC announced a duo of smartphones, the HTC U Ultra and U Play, which, although fresh-looking and unique in their own respective ways, failed to generate a lot of excitement. Part of the reason why the pair didn’t enjoy a lot of limelight was the fact that it came out packing Snapdragon’s last year flagship CPU, when people were getting excited for the brand new, more powerful, and more battery-friendly Snapdragon 835.

HTC promised that, when the new top-of-the-line CPU is available, it would come out with a smartphone to match. The Taiwanese …