The HTC U has gotten leaked yet again, this time in the form of a live image that provides a better look at its design. The phone, formerly known as the HTC Ocean, is expected to debut a unique Edge Sense feature to help it stand apart from rivals.
The latest look at the HTC U comes courtesy frequent leakster Evan Blass. The device in the leak has the same glossy liquid-esque metal design as the U Ultra. However, it doesn’t appear to have a secondary ticker display on the front like the latter. The camera module has been reworked as well, with the newer phone sporting a circular unit rather than the square one favored by the older device.
It’s a pretty minimalist style all-in-all, something which may or may not attract buyers on the lookout to buy a flagship phone. When exactly these consumers will be able to get their hands on the HTC U is a bit of a mystery as of now, with the last set of reports pointing towards an April unveiling. The company itself hasn’t said anything about the smartphone.
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The HTC U’s Edge Sense skills are probably going to be its biggest highlight. The feature allows people to get things done by squeezing the touch-sensitive frame with varying degrees of pressure and short or long periods of time. For example, a short squeeze would trigger the camera to open.
A quick summary of the expected specs of the HTC U:
– OS: Android 7.1 Nougat-based HTC Sense
– Display: 5.5-inch WQHD
– CPU: Snapdragon 835
– Storage: 64GB/128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
This will probably take some getting used to, especially since a person might accidentally hold their phone too tight and open something they didn’t mean to. We’ll keep you informed on the HTC U up until the company decides to out the phone officially.