HTC U11 hands-on: all the color options, noise-cancelling earbuds, and more
Last week, HTC stepped up to join companies like Samsung, LG, and Sony with a new H1 2017 flagship smartphone, as it introduced the HTC U11. While for years the manufacturer's stuck with its favored aluminum unibody design for phones like the One M8, M9, and last year's HTC 10, it's finally time to break from tradition and head out in a bold new direction, with a colorful glass-backed look for the U11 that's earning the phone a lot of attention.
We already brought you an early hands-on with hardware, but that didn't provide us with a lot of time to really check out the U11 in the full range of color options HTC's making available. After traveling to Taiwan to witness the big launch event, we quickly seized upon the opportunity to get an even closer look at this new phone, including the full range of color back panels.
Of course, a top-shelf phone like the U11 is about more than just looks, and our time at the launch event also afforded us the chance to more thoroughly investigate the rest of the handset's features, including giving its cameras a spin, and finally getting the chance to check out the active noise cancellation of the phone's USB Type-C USonic headphones in person.
You can check it all out for yourself, in our extended HTC U11 hands-on video:
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