One of the most exciting releases in smartphones in 2017 is the HTC-U11. It offers many features that smartphone users may not have considered in features for a smartphone. The release of the HTC-11 is another first among the many achievements of HTC, which created the first Android phone, released the first 4G-enabled phone, and plenty of Windows headsets for users to choose from.

HTC-U11 offers plenty of innovations

Forbes reported that the latest model smartphone to be released by HTC is the HTC-U11. It offers a wide variety of innovations not seen in a lot of smartphones including the ability to squeeze the phone like a ketchup bottle.

Squeezing the phone allows the users to activate various sensors included in the phone. These sensors offer different functions on the phone and when activated include launching apps or switching between the front and rear camera as well as activating the shutter to make selfies. Users may also turn on the flashlight or activate Google Assistant. HTC also plans to release an app in July called Edge Sense that allows users to configure apps any way they want. The HTC-U11 also offers access to Alexa so users have a choice between Alexa and Google Assistant.

Although the additional features make it easier for users to use the phone and get more done, it does require that users set up the functions and configure everything to suit their individual needs.

The learning curve is a little steep, and it takes the time to learn how to use the features. Some users may find this annoying. Users won't have to worry about apps accidentally activating themselves by simply tapping the phone. It does require squeezing the phone to make the sensors activate.

The most exciting HTC phone in years

India Today reported that the HTC-U11 is the flagship phone for HTC in 2017. The U in the phone reflects the new design language and series for the phone. Although HTC has been all over the place in recent years with the release of its phones, the HTC U-11 reflects the roots of the company's best phones, and it includes unique and refreshing designs, excellent audio quality, light and sleek UI, and solid hardware.

Another criticism of the HTC line of phones has been the pricing. The HTC-U11 hits the mark at $649, $100 less than the U Ultra and $200 less than the Samsung Galaxy S8. It also offers a flagship processor with the Snapdragon 835 that includes either a 4GB or 6GB RAM, a 5.5-inch QuadHD display, and users may choose either a 64GB or 128GB for internal storage. It also offers a rating of IP67 for waterproofing, which means that users can take their phones anywhere, even underwater. One feature that HTC has been hinting at is the 360 real life recording.