Owners of the HTC U11 should be given access to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant within the days. Alexa was always a planned inclusion on the U11, although was not available at the time of the device’s launch.
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In Europe the HTC U11 is now available for pre-order in Solar Red, which is arguably the most striking colour option on offer for the device. The HTC U11 is the Taiwanese company’s 2017 flagship smartphone, with the new handset using a radically different design to last year’s HTC 10.
Benchmarking services are often the source of leaks, and now HTC’s next flagship smartphone has appeared on Antutu. The listing includes specs of the HTC U 11, and while it does not contain any surprises, there is further evidence that the device will pack some impressive hardware.
As HTC prepares to launch its 2017 flagship Android smartphone, the Taiwanese company has posted a video to its social media accounts offering a sneak peak at one of the device’s headline features. The clips shows various products – from a tomato sauce bottle to a wet sponge – being squeezed, offering a glimpse of one of the HTC U 11’s input methods.
The forthcoming HTC U looks likely to follow the same pattern as other handsets in the series by not including a headphone jack. Following the release of the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, the new device – which is understood to have been given the code name ‘Ocean’ – is set to be launched within weeks.
A fresh image of the HTC One X10 has emerged online, offering a clear view of the rear of the device. A black edition of the forthcoming handset is shown in the picture, complete with gold detailing.
HTC launched its Vive virtual reality headset last year, developing a high-end product that required a powerful gaming PC. But now the Taiwanese company is planning to follow the likes of Samsung and Google into the realm of mobile VR, although HTC promises to produce a different take on the genre.
After a difficult beginning, the Android Nougat update for European owners of the HTC 10 is being made available once again. The firmware was initially released back in November 2015, but since HTC has paused the roll-out programme on two separate occasions.
In recent years there have been numerous rumours about HTC releasing its own smartwatch. Now speculation has emerged once more, with the Taiwanese manufacturer supposedly working on a new wearable.
HTC has attempted to get a head start on its rivals by launching its 2017 flagship early. The company released details of the HTC U, with two different versions on offer.