You need to squeeze the mirrored HTC U11


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The phone’s biggest feature is its “squeeze control” ultrasound sensors, which are built into the edge of the device, allowing you to gently squeeze the phone to perform certain actions.


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A quick single squeeze could open the camera, for example, or a long squeeze might open your email.


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The 5.5-inch display has a quad HD (2,560×1,440-pixels) resolution, which looked extremely sharp and bright in my hands-on time.


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Instead, you’ll be plugging in your headphones using the USB-C port. Controversial.


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The U11 has a mirrored finish, which looks great, although can be a total fingerprint magnet.


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There’s a 12-megapixel camera on the back, which uses larger pixels to let in more light. We’ll see how this fares in our full review.


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The Sense interface will be familiar if you’ve used an HTC phone before. It’s neat and easy to get around.


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You can customise the functions of the squeeze interaction, as well as tweak how hard you need to squeeze the phone to activate it.


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The squeeze function sounds interesting, although we can’t yet tell if it’s a genuinely useful new feature, or an annoyance that you’ll quickly turn off.


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Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

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