HTC has recently launched their two smartphones under U series, namely U Ultra and U Play. Soon after the launch, some more rumors started hinting for a third smartphone code-named as ‘Ocean’. HTC has recently shared a teaser on their Twitter handle, by announcing May 16 as the official launch date for their new HTC U smartphone.
HTC also shared a 5 second teaser video before the launch having tagline ‘Squeeze for the Brilliant U’. The launch event is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM in Taipei, which would be 11.30 AM in IST. HTC will also livestream the launch event as well.
The HTC U teaser video shows that upon squeezing the side edges of upcoming HTC U smartphone produces a sound. HTC U will said to come with sensors embedded in the outside frame of the smartphone which will be called as ‘Edge Sense’ and it will allow you to perform various types of functions just by squeezing or swiping along the sides of smartphone. It is also said the gestures can also be customized for different type of functions as user wants.
By seeing the short glimpse of teaser video, the HTC U is shown in blue color with very thin bezels.
HTC U Specs & features-
- 5.5-inch QHD display
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 64 GB or 128 GB storage
- 16-megapixel rear camera
- 12-megapixel selfie camera
- Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC Sense 9 UI on top
- 3,000mAh battery
- IP57 certification water and dust resistance
It will be clearly a flagship device will most likely to have a premium pricing. We can’t confirm whether it will come up with the HTC Sense Companion like Htc U Ultra or not.