HTC is Making a ‘Squeezable’ Smartphone Named HTC U11

2017 04 22 18h11 36

In the last few days, there have been leaks regarding HTC’s flagship and we have an idea of what to expect. The flagship is codenamed Ocean and will be called HTC U. Now, a new report suggests that the name will be followed by a numeral and it will be called HTC U 11.

Tipster Evan Blass reported that the phone will be Named HTC U 11 a day after it was teased by the company. The naming will work in two ways, U signifies that it is a part of the U series and 11 makes it the successor of HTC 10.

Blass reported that the smartphone will come in five colors; white, black, blue, red, and silver. The HTC U 11 is expected to sport top end specifications including the Edge Sense feature. This feature was seen in a video we can see a couple pressing the edge of the smartphone to bring what looks like a quick-launcher menu. They are then seen rubbing and tapping the side to scroll through the menu and select an app.

Edge sense will be the highlight of HTC U 11. In it, the smartphone features sensitive edges which you can touch, squeeze or swipe to perform tasks such as opening an app or other such functions. Based on the recent leaks we suspect that the sensors will be placed in the lower half of the frame of the phone, right where a person grips it.

About the specifications, we know that HTC U will have dual SIM support and it will feature a 5.5-inch QHD Display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It is will run on Android 7 Nougat and be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM options.

HTC U is expected to be a selfie focused phone with 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor at the back and a 16-megapixel IMX351 sensor over at the front. It will have either 64 GB or 128 GB RAM depending upon the RAM. The battery is expected to be 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0. And the connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2

HTC U will feature dual speakers on top and bottom and the USB Type-C port present will support HTC’s USonic earphones. Video and image capture will get a boost with Smart Video Zoom support and real-time HDR scene detection, as well as four microphones embedded in the phone to record 3D audio or Hi-Res audio. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled on 16 May.

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