So how exactly does one compete with other flagship mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6? Well, they invent the world’s first ever smartphone with squeezable grip sensing technology of course!
Earlier this morning HTC published a short teaser video showcasing their unique new HTC U phone (codenamed ‘Ocean’) with Edge Sense technology.
— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017
Sensors will be embedded in the frame of the HTC U enabling you to swipe across the edges as well as control various different features on the phone such as taking photos for example simply by squeezing it. It’s expected that you’ll be able to program the device to measure your own personal level of grip in order to improve practical usage and accuracy. The HTC U will also come equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC processor which is the current pinnacle of chipsets for Android smartphones and is also engineered to help improve battery life.
Other notable (and rumored) specs of the HTC U include a 3000mAh battery, 4 microphones to record 3D surround audio, 16MP front camera, 12MP back camera, a 5.5″ WQHD display, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of Universal Flash Storage (UFS).
Although at this point we don’t know exactly how Edge Sense technology will be implemented, one thing is certain, the HTC U will be even more impressive than the company’s HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play predecessors.
Other rumors such as whether or not the HTC U will be water resistant have also been spreading as of late. All speculations will be put to rest in just under a month when the Taiwanese firm unveils the HTC U at a May 16 event in Taiwan.