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.