HTC has created some great smartphones, which have been very popular down under, so fans will be glad to find out that the company is bringing a new offering to our shores on March 14th. The HTC U11 life is headed our way, and it comes with a range of features that many Aussies will love.
One of the first elements that HTC is keen to promote is the phone's Edge Sense technology. Essentially, this enables users to squeeze their phone in order to perform different functions. For example, as standard a squeeze will launch the camera app, and another will capture an image, preventing the need to fumble around with different buttons.
This can also be used within apps. For example, squeezing while using Google Maps zooms the screen in, while on Instagram it launches the 'Stories' feature. On Google Play Music, squeezing can be used as an easy way to pause and play music, even while the screen is off.
HTC is keen to point out how this feature allows users to take pictures without actually touching the camera screen, which will be beneficial in bad weather. Speaking of the camera, the U11 life comes with 16MP lenses on both the front and rear of the phone.
The whole thing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, which allows the phone to be more energy-efficient than its predecessor. Compared to the HTC 10, the U11 life will play music for 14 hours longer, or video for two extra hours.
Running on Android 8.0 Oreo, the phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage space. The 5.2-inch screen is fully HD, and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for additional durability. All of these features combine to make it an attractive high-end smartphone.
It's thought that the U11 life will set you back around $600 when it comes out on March 14th. It will only be available in one colour, HTC's 'Brilliant Black'.