The World's first smartphone with hands-free Amazon Alexa
With the free HTC Alexa app the HTC U11 is the world's first smartphone to launch Amazon's Alexa voice service hands-free by simply saying 'Alexa.’
With Always-On Microphone capability, even when you're not using your phone you can wake it up by simply speaking to Alexa. You could ask "Alexa, what's the weather today?" or "Alexa, turn on my living room lights.”
HTC Alexa gives you fast, easy access to Alexa's extensive services.
- Shop for birthday presents.
- Create a shopping list.
- Get a Flash Briefing from your favorite news sources.
- Listen to music and audiobooks
- And so much more...
Edge Sense also works seamlessly with Alexa. When you want a discreet way to reach Alexa, squeeze your HTC U11 to wake Alexa and just ask.
Setting up HTC Alexa on your HTC U11 is simple. Download the HTC Alexa app* from the Play Store to start enjoying the power of Alexa on the go.
Download now for free!
Amazon Alexa on your U11: Click to get started
- Update Software
a. Settings → About → Software Updates
- Visit google play store
a. Search & install HTC ALEXA app
*For added functionality, download the Amazon Alexa companion app.
Ushering in a new age of phone interactions
What we take for granted is what we can also take advantage of, like something as common as gripping a phone. Edge Sense transforms this fundamental gesture into a completely new and revolutionary interaction with your phone.
With a simple squeeze, Edge Sense lets you enjoy even more of the things you love. Taking photos. Launching your favorite apps. Text on the go. Before, it was a hassle to reach these features, but we simplified it into a single motion. Thinking outside the box, we are now bringing you the next age of phone interactions.
You have the power to change
Edge Sense dramatically expands the functionality of your phone. You can configure it to access a wide range of functions and applications. One squeeze can open Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. And with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa* just a squeeze away, you get two powerful voice assistants ready at your command! With one easy gesture, the HTC U11 will assist you with anything you need, and it’s all up to you.
*Amazon Alexa compatibility and availability may vary by region. Please consult with your local operator.
Google Assistant built-in
Taking photos made natural
Launching your camera has never been easier. No more fumbling for buttons or awkward hand positions. Just lift, squeeze, and smile. Finally, taking pictures on your smartphone feels natural like you are actually using a camera.
The Google Assistant is just a squeeze or voice away
Google Assistant is there to help you with all kinds of tasks like interacting with your home appliances, setting an alarm, getting directions, finding restaurants, or seeing what’s on your calendar for that day. You don’t even have to say “OK Google”. Just squeeze, ask your question, and let Google Assistant do the rest. And with always-on voice, you can use your voice to launch Google Assistant, anytime, even when the screen is off.
Just a word or quick squeeze gets Alexa’s attention
It doesn’t get much more convenient than this. With HTC U11, just ask or a simple squeeze to talk to Alexa. Ask Alexa to play music, hear the news, check weather, shop on Amazon, control your smart home, and more. Plus you get access to 1000s of skills that let you adapt Alexa’s capabilities to your needs. Order a pizza, book a ride, or get your latest horoscope. The HTC U11 with Alexa Skills makes things easy.
Send texts faster and easier than before
Texting can be impossible when you are on the move, but using Edge Sense for Voice to Text, you can speak your text messages without having to slow down. Lightly squeeze, speak your message and send your texts on the go. Quick and easy. Sure beats typing.
A photo without limits
HTC U11's water resistance coupled with the remarkably useful Edge Sense technology lets you actually take photos rain or shine ! Even though the water won’t allow you to use your screen, Edge Sense makes it possible to snap all you like with an effortless squeeze.
During the cold winter months, will be able to operate your phone easily without having to remove your gloves.
The most advanced headset ever built for personal audio
Immerse yourself in purer audio. HTC U11 introduces the latest version of HTC USonic, which now combines Active Noise Cancellation with the ability to tune audio to your unique hearing. Other headsets focus more on obtaining great sound quality while overlooking the fundamentals – each of our hearing structures are different. Our USonic earbuds map your inner ear with an advanced sonar-like technology and then adapt the sound profile to your unique biology. This creates an incredibly personal and optimized listening experience with vibrant audio shaped specifically for you.
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION
Immerse yourself in pristine audio with Active Noise Cancellation
Shut out interruptions. HTC USonic now incorporates Active Noise Cancellation, which reduces disruptions and distractions around you, so you can stay focused on your music. Active Noise Cancellation continuously monitors environmental sound levels, and quickly adjusts to any new noises or disturbances. HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation works automatically. So you’re free to stay focused on your music, videos or games.
A more powerful BoomSound top and bottom
BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers got an upgrade too. We’ve improved our speaker design to deliver 100% more loudness and 150% improvement in Dynamic Range Audio. On top, the tweeter now offers an acoustic chamber that allows the highs and mids to sound richer. While below, the woofer sports a new speaker and improved magnetic circuit design for louder, clearer and appreciably deeper bass tones. The result? A natural soundscape with exceptional audio detail.
Reflects U brilliantly
The liquid glass surface is crafted to impress using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition. By randomly layering highly-refractive precious minerals across the phone’s back cover, we’ve created stunningly vivid new colors that transform light with every movement you make.
Symmetrically slim from every angle
The new seamless curved look of HTC U11 is achieved through heating and then bending the glass using extreme pressure. It’s a tricky process to master, but the resulting unique all-around 3-axis symmetry produces a phone that is slim no matter which way you hold it. With 3D glass on both front and back, it’s not only beautiful but more secure and comfortable to hold.
3D GLASS SCREEN
HTC U11 has a 5.5" 3D glass screen designed to preserve the authenticity of the image. With our best display and true-to-life color reproduction, we provide you a purer full-framed viewing experience. Our display avoids the cropped pictures or distorted colors at the edge that are the results you can expect from a curved screen.
The camera that experts love.
The HTC U11 camera has achieved an incredible DxOMark 90 score, making it a top rated smartphone camera.1
Our impressive multi-axis optical and electronic stabilization system and super-fast autofocus in all lighting conditions make the camera quick, your pictures sharp and videos smooth. We improved our camera and video for a more dynamic exposure range with HDR Boost without the lag, new white balance enhancement, a major reduction in noise, and excellent detail preservation.
With the award-winning HTC U11 camera, you will be impressed with each and every shot.
A powerful photo studio in your hand
HTC U11 introduces Auto HDR Boost to give you all the benefits of HDR without the lag. HDR Boost offers clearer, more balanced pictures by taking multiple shots that measure the darkest shadows and brightest highlights without any slowdown. HTC U11 enhances textures and colors, increases visible detail and brings out the best in every shot. We use the same technique to improve motion picture quality, Temporal Noise Reduction automatically uses information from the previous and next frames to remove unwanted noise and deliver the clearest video.
Fast and precise like the human eye
Great news for serious photographers. HTC U11 incorporates the same full sensor auto-focus technology that’s found in top DSLR cameras. So you can enjoy significantly faster focus speeds. Typically, only a few sensors are used for focusing, but with our new UltraSpeed Autofocus, all of the pixels are used for phased detection autofocus. Through the combination of advanced hardware and software, HTC U11 lets you focus on your subject fast and precise like the human eye, regardless of its position on the frame. Brilliant for moving objects, live footage, and low-light scenarios.
A camera you can trust not to miss a moment
HTC U11's exceptional optical and electronic stabilization system will keep your photos and video steady and crisp even when your hand is shaking.
Look your best at every angle
The new front camera now combines high-resolution 16MP detail and our UltraPixel light sensitivity for brilliant selfies day or night. It also utilizes the same powerful HDR Boost and noise reduction as the main camera. Up your selfie game with the new HTC U11 front camera.
Relive your memories in 360° of sound
Using four optimally positioned omni-directional microphones together with our new 360 Real-life Recording technology, HTC brings you our best 3D audio recording quality yet. The HTC U11's microphones work together to record audio from all directions and with 360 Real-life Recording, you can zoom in on the video to target your subject and amplify their specific sounds.
Experience our most vivid and clear video quality
After years of development, we are proud to finally introduce our Temporal Noise Reduction technology that will deliver some of the clearest video yet. By analyzing information from the previous and next frames, the HTC U11 removes unwanted electronic noise for some of the clearest motion picture quality you can find.
A smart digital companion for you
Inside every HTC U11, you will find an AI companion who is devoted to you, and we’ve made it smarter than ever before. HTC Sense Companion will get to know you and your daily patterns over time in order to offer you more convenience with each and every day.
Don’t get caught by surprise
Some days, you might be in too much of a hurry to make sure your phone is fully charged. HTC Sense Companion is smart enough to notice if you have any appointments that day and will remind you to recharge while you have time or bring a power bank.
Keeps your phone running smoothly.
HTC Sense Companion will make sure your phone is running at its optimum speed. It will suggest clearing junk files and unused apps for more free space and can activate Boost+ anytime your phone needs a little extra juice.
Be prepared for anything.
You can’t always have an eye on the sky, but with HTC Sense Companion, you will never have to worry. It will let you know if you need to dress warm or might need an umbrella. It will even warn you if your upcoming weekend plans might be in jeopardy.
A personal trainer in your pocket.
When it comes to getting fit, HTC Sense Companion can give you just the motivation you need. It keeps up with your daily movements and provides you a weekly step-count report. You can even check your progress to make sure you are always on track.
Hit all the hottest spots.
Whenever you travel, HTC Sense Companion will be your very own tour guide and make sure you never miss any of the must-see sites. As you explore a new place, it will suggest points of interest nearby and assist you in having a more fulfilling trip each time.
Looking for a taste adventure?
HTC Sense Companion can recommend interesting restaurants nearby that you might never have known otherwise. Who knows? Your favorite new restaurant might be just around the corner. Let HTC Sense Companion lead you there.
Always take the quickest route.
HTC Sense Companion is able to track traffic conditions between your home and work. If there is a jam or delay, it will recommend you leave a bit earlier and can even interface with Google Maps to find you alternate routes.
QUALCOMM® 835 SNAPDRAGON
Our fastest processing speed to date
HTC U11 powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platform2 packs a punch with the first 10 nanometer mobile processor. This translates into breathtaking speed, jaw-dropping graphics, impressively smooth performance and longer battery life. You get 25% faster graphics than the HTC 10, with 35% or 3 hours more video playback, 30% or 8 hours more music playback and 43% or 3.5 hours longer web browsing time via LTE network.vii Every HTC U11 comes with this same performance no matter where you are in the world.
Unbox the U11
In the box
- HTC Rapid Charger 3.0
- USB Type-C Cable
- USB-C Digital to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter
- HTC U11 Clear Shield
- HTC USonic™ Adaptive Earphones
- Dust Cloth
- SIM Tool
Inspired by the brilliance of nature.
We took a closer look at nature’s wonders and developed a color palette just as dynamic and unpredictable. Take a closer look yourself and choose the color that inspires the brilliance in you.