HTC U11Noise cancelling headphones, no dedicated audio jack, the highest rated DxOMark main camera with OIS, liquid surface 3-D glass (which you’ll negate by putting it in anything but a clear case,) and sporting $650 price tag.

Something to note – if you got the email you’ll notice the headline indicated “It’s here!!” – their double exclamation mark. It’s not!! (mine.) What is here is you can start paying them for phones that will ship sometime next month unless Samsung or Apple sues to blockade them, which is a thing that has happened a couple of times in the past five years.

HTC U11 Specs

  • Android 7.1 / Sense
  • Main cam: 12MP UltraPixel 3 (with 1.4μm pixel) OIS ƒ/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording with 3D audio, video pic
  • Front cam: 16MP, BSI sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Always on voice commands, motion launch
  • Edge sensor (trigger commands by squeezing phone)
  • 3000mAh / Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core up to 2.45 Ghz
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage internal, microSD flex storage supported
  • Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, DisplayPort
  • Box of some sort
  • IP67 Water protection (probably will survive when you get it wet)
  • Makes you a better person
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 2G/2.5G- GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G UMTS 900/850/AWS/1900/2100 (B8/B5/B4/B2/B1 with 900/850/AWS/1900/2100 diversity), HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
  • 4G LTE (up to 600Mbps download speed/with 2CA, 3CA Carrier Aggregation and 256 QAM, service dependent)
    • FDD: Bands B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/
      B13/B17/B20/B25/B26/B28/B66
    • TDD: Bands B41
    • with 2CA, 3CA, 4CA Carrier Aggregation
    • VoLTE,Wi-Fi Calling
    • Cat 16 LTE ready with 4x4MIMO, supports near 1Gbps download speeds and upload speeds of up to 75Mbps
  • Sensors: Ambient light, proximity, Motion G-sensor, Compass, Gyro, Magnetic, Fingerprint, Sensor Hub, Edge Sensor
  • Slow mo video [email protected]
  • Enough RAM to have your Android expert saying “nobody needs that much RAM,” for about five months. Also enough RAM to spark the conversation that Bill Gates never actually said that 640K was enough for anyone.
  • Nano SIM (Shazbot)
  • 5.5″ Quad HD 2560×1440 Super LCD 5
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Can make phone calls
  • Ships with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant pre-installed, just waiting there

Should you drop your baby and get the HTC U11?

No. It’s not out yet. You have plenty of time to arrange for proper baby lowering.

They’ve got a promo code of LOVEU11 running right now for $50 off preorders.

It’ll be interesting to see if this flagship phone will be able to compete with Samsung facing the second disaster phone in a row (screen shattering, not as explosive as the last phone fortunately.

What’s most interesting to me about this phone other than the camera is the always on voice commands. That is relevant to my interests.

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