After virtually all of the details about the device were leaked last week, including on HTC’s own site over the weekend, the Taiwanese company has made the new HTC U11 EYEs mid-range phone official. Priced at roughly $500 US, the phone is now available for pre-order within Taiwan with it remaining unclear what future expansion globally the U11 EYEs will see.
As for the phone itself, it looks very similar to the flagship U11 device from HTC. Constructed of aluminum and glass, the U11 EYEs is powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC and is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. That storage can be expanded up to 2TB thanks to the MicroSD/second SIM tray in the phone. Display wise, it has a 6″ FullHD Super LCD 3 display that renders at 2160 x 1080, giving a comfortable ~402 ppi. It also has Edge Sense like the other U11 phones, giving you the ability to squeeze the edge of the phone to perform certain tasks.
Bucking the trend of most phones, the HTC U11 EYEs has a single rear facing camera that shoots at 12MP f/1.7 that is coupled with HTC’s Ultra Camera software. Interestingly, the phone sports dual 5MP selfie cameras. Charging of the device is done via the USB Type-C connector. The battery itself is a 3930 mAh non-removable unit and the phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid charging.
Finally, the phone will ship with Android Oreo so users will not have to worry about having to do a major upgrade right after purchase.
There is no word yet on when or if the HTC U11 EYEs will make it to Europe or North America.