Taiwan-based company HTC is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. The company releases a flagship device every year to compete with other top producers. Earlier, HTC reveals that they are working on a flagship device to release in 2017. However, the name of the device was yet to be revealed. This flagship device, codenamed as “ocean” has now got a proper name. The company’s official teasers named it as HTC U, but now a numeric word is also added to make the series continue. This numeric is 11 as a successor of HTC 10.
The main feature of this flagship device is edge sensor present in both lower edges. This will facilitate the user in the use of different apps. It is also a proof of the sensors’ being at the bottom of the device to make its operations quite easy. The rumored specs show it as a device with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 paired either with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The display will be 5.5 inches protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017
It will be running on Android 7.1 out of the box. The rumors confirm its display as stunning with some high 4K resolution of 2560X1440 pixels, which is true for any flagship device. The camera department is rumored to have some changed specs. For example, back camera will be 12MP with Sony’s IMX 362 sensor and front will have 16MP IMX 351 sensor. The large camera on the front categorizes it as a selfie phone.
Internal storage is also no less than flagship devices and is teased to be 64GB or 128GB depending on RAM. The battery is rumored to be 3000mAh with support for a quick charge. The device will have an improved connectivity with Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, and USB Type-C to support USonic stereo sound speakers.
All these are the leaks and will prove after the launch of the device on 16 May. Watch below video to understand how edge sensor works.