HTC U flagship with Advantage Sense is launching on May 16

The HTC U will be powered by a Snapdragon 835.

We’ve seen several leakages of the HTC U within recent weeks detailing the particular Taiwanese manufacturer’s upcoming range topping. HTC has now confirmed that it will unveil the HTC U on May 16 in Taiwan. In a brief video teasing the device, HTC showed off Edge Sense, a unique feature that’s coming to the flagship phone.

According to leaked documents, the HTC Oughout will feature a touch-sensitive framework that will allow you to squeeze the sides of the frame to do actions, like launching a good app or taking a picture. The phone itself has specifications you’d expect in a range topping launching in mid-2017, including a 5. 5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM plus 64GB storage (Chinese variants get 6GB RAM/128GB storage), 12MP camera, and a 3000mAh battery. Like recent HTC devices, the HTC U is rumored to avoid the 3. 5mm jack port, but it may offer water resistance.

With the company’s final flagship — the HTC U Ultra — fizzling out, HTC badly requires a win in this segment. The particular HTC U looks like it provides the hardware to go face to face with the likes of the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8, but that’s just one portion of the equation. With Samsung greatly promoting the Infinity Screen and LG counting on the camera prowess, HTC needs an easily marketable function to entice customers to get its phone. And it appears to be that feature will be Edge Sense. We’ll find out in three weeks’ time when the feature offers any tangible real-world utility or if it turns out to be another gimmick.

Exactly what would you like to see in the HTC U?

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