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HTC U11 EYEs launched with dual front cameras

The U11 EYEs. (Source: HTC)
The U11 EYEs. (Source: HTC)
The HTC U11 EYEs has just been launched and will be sold in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China with price tags in the US$500 price range.

The HTC U11 EYEs was teased a few days ago without any warning, and the device has finally been announced at an event in the company's home Taiwan.

The device is HTC's first offering for the year and the company seems to have gone all out on this one. The U11 EYEs sports a 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 Super LCD 3 display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It isn't exactly marketed as a bezel-less device, however, but its side bezels are minimal. Under the hood, it features 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage (expandable to 256 GB via a MicroSD). The mid-ranger's largest weakness is its SoC, as it's powered by the 28nm Snapdragon 652. It compensates for the chipset's poor efficiency by shipping with a sizeable 3930 mAh battery, though.

On the camera side of the fence, the U11 EYEs features a rear 12 MP 1.4μm sensor with an ƒ/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording, OIS, EIS, and FHD recording at 120fps. The selfie setup is equally impressive, as the device houses dual 5 MP sensors with ƒ/2.2 apertures.

Other selling points include an IP67 rating, Edge Sense, Face Unlock, a rear fingerprint sensor, and support for Quick Charge 3.0. The device will run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, and will retail in China for the equivalent of US$510, in Taiwan for US$505, and in Hong Kong for US$500.


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