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HTC’s squeezable U11 smartphone available now for pre-order

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HTC’s new U11 flagship smartphone – the device with Edge Sense so it can react to a squeeze – is now available to pre-order ahead of its release next month.

The U11 has a QHD 5.5-inch display and is running the latest Android operating system.

Also onboard is the 12-megapixel Ultra-Pixel camera which was recently judged by DxOMark to be the best in the world with a score of 90.

The previous best according to DxOMark was the Google Pixel which scored 89.

The HTC U11 also offers USonic technology – so the device can be optimised to the way you hear sound as well as active noise cancellation.

The device sends a signal through the earphones to map your inner ear and create a unique audio profile so your music will sound better than ever.

Edge Sense allows users to squeeze the phone to open the camera, take a picture, open Google Assistant or open any other app they use often.

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It is a particularly useful feature when taking photos so it doesn’t matter if you’re underwater, wearing gloves or framing up the world’s best selfie.

One squeeze and you’ve captured the shot.

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On the design front, the HTC U11 also has a lot to like especially the light-bending Liquid Surface chassis and its thin and sleek build.

Australian customers will have a choice of two colours – silver and black.

HTC has aggressively priced its new U11 smartphone at $999 – you pre-order it at the HTC site.

Anyone who pre-orders now will receive the phone in early June.