HTC to Launch the HTC U, its Squeezable Flagship, on May 16th

HTC to Launch the HTC U, its Squeezable Flagship, on May 16th

HTC took to Twitter to tease its new upcoming product — the HTC U, which is internally known as the HTC Ocean. The device is scheduled for launch on 16th May 2017.

The highlight of the HTC U will be its “squeezable” mid-frame, which will add a novel input and control method to the device. Users will be able to utilize the touch-sensitive frame of the device to control actions. Details are sparse on the level of input and control the device and its software would allow, but it will definitely give the device a feature that will stand out from the rest of the crowd.

We have had a brief look at the device thanks to a live image leaked earlier by notable leaker Evan Blass. For its specs, the HTC U is rumored to come with a 5.5″ QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 64/128GB of internal storage with microSD expandability, a 12MP Sony IMX362 on the rear and a 16MP Sony IMX351 on the front. The phone will also launch with Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC’s Sense 9 UX skin on top.

Are you excited for HTC’s next flagship, the HTC U? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Twitter: HTC

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I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]