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HTC U: plans for new flagship phone revealed


HTC is priming a new flagship smartphone for release later this year.

The as-yet-unannounced device, which is apparently called the HTC U, will come with top–of–the–line specs and an all–new way of interacting with a phone without touching the screen.

According to renowned mobile tipster Evan Blass, aka @evaleaks, the HTC U will fit into the already existing HTC smartphone range, alongside the HTC U Ultra and U Play.

However, it promises to be more impressive than both of those handsets, thanks to a standout feature dubbed Edge Sense.

Based on previously leaked details, this function will allow users to squeeze and swipe the sides of the device to bring up a series of menus, bringing access to key apps.

The feature takes advantage of sensors embedded in the side of the phone.

Elsewhere, HTC is said to be loading the HTC U up with Android 7.1 Nougat, a 5.5–inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 64GB or 128GB storage options and microSD support.

In terms of the cameras, HTC is believed to be utilising the same 12 megapixel rear sensor and 16-megapixel front snapper found in the HTC U Ultra.

The Taiwanese company is thought to be sticking with its HTC Sense custom skin, which may mean future software updates don’t hit the HTC U as quickly as rival devices.

Blass says that the HTC U will be unveiled at the end of April, before hitting shelves in May.


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