HTC has started teasers of its next flagship device. The new smartphone is HTC U and is released on May 16.

HTC U Relasing on May 19th
HTC U Relasing on May 19th

HTC, the Taiwanese Electronic concern has announced yesterday about its next release. The new phone is HTC U. Previously, in January 2017, HTC released its two other smartphone which makes a U series of HTC – the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U-Play.

The Squeezable HTC U:

There came a new teaser from HTC regarding HTC U. the 5 seconds video depicts a slim smartphone held in the thumb & forefinger. The hand holds it almost at the rear end, and there is a very slight squeeze by the two fingers. The squeeze isn’t even visible. A gentle, very gentle squeeze. Ripple marks appear from both the sides and that makes the squeeze noticeable. The ad ends there.

The ad campaign has the slogan, “Squeeze for the brilliant U.” So, with the teaser which makes it clear that there is something happening with the frames of the device itself, the sensor should be there. The phone’s left and right edges have sensors and this may do more than what you think it may. Swipe and squeeze variations may be there. There are chances that the pressure applied opens different apps.

Users can customize the apps that launch from the squeeze and swipe action.

Specifications of HTC U:

There isn’t any reliable report on the specifications of the new flagship device. But, as usual, rumors are rolling out.

The HTC U could come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It is to note that the recent flagship devices of Samsung – Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also possess the same processor. HTC U will have a 5.5-inch Quad HD 2,560 x 1,440 display. Like many other recent devices, the HTC U may also come out in two storage variations, 64 GB and 128 GB.

Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC’s Sense 9 UX skin on top. The camera resolutions could be 12 MP Sony IMX362 for rear facing the camera and 16 MP Sony IMX351 for the front-facing one.

The release of HTC U is to take place at Taipei, New York, and London, according to local time on May 16, 2017. The live stream time for the launch will be 2 a.m. ET or 11 p.m. PT


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