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HTC Source | January 18, 2018

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HTC U 11 to feature ‘360 real-life recording’

HTC U 11 to feature ‘360 real-life recording’

The HTC U 11 will be unveiled in less than five days, but the latest official teaser has just revealed a feature which the phone’s numerous leaks haven’t touched on yet. The video clip shows motorcyclists riding in a circle around a woman who is using a phone to record the event. That’s in. No text and no audio either.

The new HTC U 11 feature is actually listed as plan text in the video description; listed as “360 real-life recording.”

Now, we’re not 100% sure what 360 real-life recording means in HTC’s world, but when someone references 360 recording, they’ve typically talking about a device which records a single video with two or more cameras. That video can then be uploaded to YouTube and watches with a VR headset or users can watch it and scroll around the 360-degree environment with their finger of mouse.

A smartphone is definitely capable of recording 360-degree video, as long as the lenses on the front and back of the device are wide enough. Based on what the rumors have revealed, the HTC U 11 isn’t expected to have such lenses – leaving us a bit perplexed.

While we typically know all the details of a phone before it’s unveiled, not knowing the details of the HTC U 11’s “360 real-life recording” capabilities makes us even more excited for the launch event on May 16.


About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Kwadwo Boadu

    Could be 360 audio recording. What do you think?

  2. Jorge Costa

    3D Audio? Smart video zoom?

  3. Jason Booth

    Hmmmm reserving judgement

  4. Matt

    Yep, more than likely just 3D audio recording.

  5. Eric

    it would be really exciting if it was 360 degrees video recording, but it’s best not to get my hopes up

  6. Jeans

    Fantastic video. Shame so short