The HTC U11 EYEs has been announced in Taiwan and China

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HTC delivered the U11 Eyes, the brand new addition to the U11 cellphone family at an event tech conference. It’s the successor to 2014’s Desire Eye, and the highlights encompass dual selfie cameras, an octa-center processor, and face liberate.

And yes, the U11 Eyes reuses the same shiny “Liquid design” as the flagship U11+, however swapping out a few flagship-level features for a extra low priced price. You may find an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset (which is approaching years antique), a 2,160 x 1,080 LCD instead of QHD, simply 3 microphones instead of 4 (so no acoustic recognition when the use of zoom in video recording) and no BoomSound speakers (so no stereo nor “Hi-Fi” output).

HTC U11 EYEs

Features

Under the hood, the HTC U11 Eyes has a mid-variety Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, a system-on-chip in big. LITTLE configuration with four excessive-performance ARM-A72 cores and 4 power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores. It sports activities a rear fingerprint sensor, a 3,930 mAh battery that charges through USB kind-C port, and garage and RAM configurations: 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage. (The latter can be elevated via a microSD card slot inside the second SIM slot of the hybrid SIM/micro SD card tray.)

Software

In terms of software program, the U11 Eyes ships with Android Oreo and HTC’s squeezable Edge Sense technology, which lets you launch apps and movements with the aid of gripping the telephone’s sides tightly. HTC says the U11 Eyes’s face unlock feature, which makes use of the phone’s front-dealing with cameras, is smart enough to apprehend faces through sun shades and breathing masks.

Camera

As for the cameras, the U11 EYEs houses a 12-UltraPixel rear sensor with f/1.7 aperture and dual-tone, dual-LED flash, in addition to segment detection autofocus, optical photo stabilization, and 4K video recording. In the meantime, the front digicam features a dual 5 MP + 5 MP camera setup with f/2.2 aperture and HDR. This digital camera additionally consists of a bokeh-effect mode each for images and movies, which looks as if it becomes one of the standout functions of the handset.

Price

The U11 EYEs will be available in China, coming in metallic blue, black and red, but it’s not known if it will make its way to the US later. It’s also not cheap, especially given the core specs, coming in at CNY 3,299, roughly US$512.