Just a few days after Google launched Android 9 Pie into the public, HTC is already stepping up to confirm which of its own devices will be getting the new software.
HTC found a success in the U11 flagship smartphone, and the rumor mill has suggested for awhile now that the company could have a direct follow up heading down the pipe.
The HTC Alexa app has started rolling out to the North American variants of the HTC U11. The app officially brings Alexa access to the handset. This is not the first smartphone to come with Alexa on board as the Huawei Mate 9 had this honor a few months ago. However, the Huawei handset required customers to launch the Alexa app to use its features, while Alexa on the HTC U11 works hands-free. This basically means that you can activate the feature by simply saying “Alexa” rather than having to open the app and activate it manually.
There are numerous superlatives that could be levelled at the new HTC U11. It’s super-speedy, it takes superb photos, it’s virtually ‘stock’ (Android), the display’s fabulous… and it’s a great mirror. Not electronically, through the selfie camera – the back of the U11 itself is effectively mirrored, reflecting colours and details from whatever’s in front of it. Which at least makes the unadorned phone stand out in a crowd, even if it’s the lady opposite you on the tube checking that her hair looks OK…
HTC’s recently launched flagship, the U11, might not have created as much hype as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG G6 but there’s no denying the fact that it is still a fine handset by all means. Despite being a somewhat impressive phone, the U11 was largely written off by many at its launch.
HTC today unveiled its latest flagship handset: the HTC U11. Featuring a design similar to that of the HTC U Ultra, the 11 also comes with a 3D liquid surface rear that gives it a very premium and glossy look.