Htc joined the trend of 18:9 displays with the introduction of their HTC U11+. But they have not stopped there, now they have boarded the Face Unlock train with the introduction of HTC U11 EYES.
There is no major difference in design it has the same 18:9 6″ screen, but with EYEs, you get an upper midrange Qualcomm 652 chipset and dual front cameras. The back of the phone carries a 12 MP UltraPixel OIS camera with a f/1.7 aperture which can shoot slow-mo 1080p videos at 120 fps.
The front is where you can visually spot the difference, on the front, it sports dual selfie cameras which are the “EYEs” of the new phone. They are 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture and are used for the Face Unlock feature that came into the limelight after the iPhone X. The dual-camera setup also supports Portrait Mode, artificial background blurring (aka Bokeh effect) and plenty of AR Snapchat-like stickers.
The HTC U11 EYEs comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. You also get a microSD card slot for expanding it. The battery hasn’t changed its 3,930 mAh capacity, same as the HTC U11+.
EYEs have the similar build quality too.The body comes with the Liquid Surface finish that HTC uses since the U11. Dimensions of the U11 EYEs are 157.9 x 74.99 x 8.5 mm with a weight of 185 g. The phone will come in three colors:
Red, Silver Blue, and Black.
U11 EYEs also rocks the Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame with squeeze gestures. The phone is IP67 certified and has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and USB-C port over USB 2.0.
Pricing of the phone is NT$14,900 (€410/$505). Pre-ordered units will come with accessories worth NT$2,000 (around €55/$50) will arrive on February 9 when is the official launch date