While it seemed CES 2018 was all about adding Google Assistant to everything, the HTC U11 EYEs leaked last week with most of its specifications unveiled, other than how many megapixels its cameras featured. The wait for more information is over though, thanks to a premature unveiling of the phone on HTC’s own websites.
Thanks to Evan Blass, we already know that the HTC U11 EYEs features a 6-inch LCD3 display with FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080), Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, MicroSD card support (up to 256GB), IP67 certification, Edge Sense, and a USB Type-C charging port. The phone has a big 3,930mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology that should get even the most demanding power user through the day, and HTC has had the courage to retain the venerable 3.5mm audio jack. Disappointingly, the U11 EYEs will launch running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which in early 2018 is not nearly good enough from the Taiwanese phone maker.
The U11 EYEs features a 12MP UltraPixel 3 sensor with OIS, PDAF, 4K recording and a dual-LED flash. The dual camera setup on the front of the phone consists of twin 5MP sensors with f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree angle field-of-view along with HDR and portrait mode.
HTC is launching the U11 EYEs in China for around $512 (￥3,299), although the phone maker is running a few promotions that will bring the price down to $465 (￥2,999) on orders placed before January 25. Every pre-order will receive an HTC shirt commemorating the company’s 20th anniversary as well as a free screen protector.
What do you think of the HTC U11 EYEs? Would you like to see it launching in your region?