HTC U specs revealed, launch set for late April
HTC may be trying to pawn off the U Ultra as a 2017 flagship device, but Evan Blass has new information regarding HTC’s true 2017 flagship smartphone – the HTC U. We’ve heard bits and pieces about the device since the HTC Ocean sizzle reel made an appearance in late 2016, but we’re finally getting a better picture of what the device will offer.
The latest report claims that the HTC U will be running on Nougat 7.1 with HTC Sense 9 on top. It’s not clear if the phone will have an aluminum body, but it will have a metal frame with built-in sensors – allowing users to interact with the device through gestures without needing to touch the screen. The technology will be called Edge Sense and will even allow users to create customizable actions. You can get an idea of what Edge Sense can do in the two videos below.
As for specifications, the HTC U is said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, a 5.5-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) display, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 12MP IMX362 imaging sensor for the main camera and 16MP IMX351 imaging sensor will be used for the front-facing camera.
The exact launch date of the HTC U is still up in the air at this time, but the device is expected to be unveiled in late April with its global retail debut to follow in early May.
Source: Venture Beat