HTC has unveiled its new U11 Eyes phone, with two front cameras that the company says are designed to take selfies. The two 5 megapixel front cameras feature HDR boost, a bokeh mode that adjusts the depth of field in photographs (in real time or after the photo is taken) and a beauty mode that HTC promises will create "spectacular selfies."
The U11 also has a Snapdragon 652 processor, a 6-inch screen, 12MP rear camera, facial unlocking and edge detection (an HTC trick that allows you to launch applications, zoom in on maps or perform other functions by tightening the sides of the phone). It is also resistant to water and dust and has a massive battery of 3,930 mAh. It is a midrange device, but it has the same bright liquid design as the previous U11 phones.
Engadget says that HTC claims that the camera of the U11 Eyes can distinguish between a real human face and those shown in a photo or video. The facial unlocking feature can also recognize you even if you wear sunglasses or a breathing mask (this could be useful for the Chinese market, where many users wear masks against air pollution when they are away from home).
There are some possible disadvantages, including the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor located on the back of the phone. (Some people still consider this an uncomfortable position despite its popularity among manufacturers). U11 Eyes comes in red, silver and black, and will go on sale in Hong Kong from Wednesday, with a 64GB model that costs $ 3,898 (approximately $ 500). It will be released in China later this month, although at this time there is no indication of a global publication.