Got any connected devices that have Bluetooth 5.0? It you did, then this handheld is able to support them with no additional firmware update needed.

HTC has announced their full Bluetooth 5.0 certification on their website.  The phone manufacturer has this to say on the site, “We’re announcing this following our full Bluetooth 5.0 certification to ensure our customers are future-proofed for the next generation of Bluetooth-connected products.”

When the HTC U11 first debuted, HTC advertised it as the world’s first smartphone to launch Amazon’s Alexa voice service hands-free by simply saying ‘Alexa’. HTC also wanted you to squeeze this smartphone. Thanks to Edge Sense technology, users could give a simple squeeze to take photos, launch apps and text.

The company didn’t taunt at that time even though it was available on the phone from initial purchase. This was probably because Android N does not support Bluetooth 5.  The soon to be released Android O will support d Bluetooth 5 natively


Here are of ways HTC U11 will support Bluetooth 5 when you update to Android O:

·        Two times faster data transmission speeds over Low Energy is fully supported.

·        Four times greater data transmission distances is not supported.

·        Eight times more information in broadcast data is partially supported, with five of the seven required capabilities in use.


Here are the SPECS:



Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)

Operating System

Android 7.1 (Nougat)


Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.5 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)

1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)


Adreno 540


12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec

16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p


microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model


64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM


Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Stand-by – Up to 336 h (3G)

Talk time - Up to 24 h 30 min (3G)


dual speakers



Special Features

§  Corning Gorilla Glass 5

§  IP67 certified - dust and water resistant

§  Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes

§  HTC Sense UI

Dimensions (W x D x H)

§  153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm (6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)


169 g (5.96 oz)


Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red


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