HTC has something exciting for selfie addicts, the U11 EYEs. And the biggest USP of the device is its dual front cam which the company says allows for not only excellent quality shots but provides for the much-favored bokeh effect as well.
From a technical point of view, the two front cams are of 5-megapixel resolution. They boast f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree field of view. Besides, the twin cam supports HDR Boost while the cam just to the right of the front earpiece is also capable of recording 1080p videos as well.
Those, however, are just a part of the story as the new U11 EYEs come with Snapchat like filters that can make snapping selfies a lot more fun. Among the effects to choose from including a hat, moustache, bum, sunglasses along with other stuff that can make any image look more interesting.
That is not all as there is a live beautification mode as well that when invoked will allow users to enhance their images in various ways. Among the options, one can go for include skin lightening, eye enlargement and such. HTC meanwhile sated the AR stickers can be applied to images clicked using both the front and rear cams though only for still images. For the record, the phone comes with a single lens rear cam of 12-megapixel resolution.
Face unlock happens to be another salient feature of the phone, the absence of which perhaps wouldn’t have justified the very naming of the phone itself. The makers said the phone would search for 128 points on the face to attempt a match though the company said the feature will not qualify for authenticating users when making online payments. That said, HTC is claiming the face unlock feature would be able to pick out the correct user even if the person is wearing a hat or a breathing mask.
Those apart, the U11 EYEs also boasts some nice specs. Those include a Snapdragon 652 chipset coupled to a 4 GB RAM and 6 GB of ROM. The phone also comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance besides also featuring edge sense that U11 first debuted with. Plus there is a massive 3,930mAh battery as well.
HTC, however, hasn’t committed to a global launch as yet even though it is slated to go on sale in Hong Kong starting Wednesday followed by a launch in China later this month. Price in Hong Kong stands at HK$3,898, which roughly translates to about $500.