Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC, earlier in the month announced to host a product launch event to unveil new HTC U series phone in three cities- New York, London and Taipei on May 16. Now, the company has released the first video teaser revealing that the upcoming phone will come with game-changing 'Edge Sense' technology.
In the 30 second clip, HTC shows users squeezing fruits, bakery food items, sponge, dog chew toy, ketchup bottle and other sundries highlighting the fact the new HTC U series phone will have no physical button, instead come with ultra-sensitive frame with multiple functionality.
Word on the street is that HTC has developed a new sensor dubbed as 'Edge Sense' which will be incorporated on the frame that can perform all the functions of the physical buttons (power on/off and volume rockers) seen in current crop of smartphones.
It is also intuitive enough to differentiate between the actual or false touch of the finger, so that the screen is not turned on or off unintentionally when kept in the pocket.
It is also believed that the touch-sensitive frame can also perform additional functions including scrolling, act as shutter button for camera, switch between apps and many more.
As far as internal hardware is concerned, 5.5-inch HTC U is expected feature QHD screen and come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 12MP camera on the back, 16MP snapper on the front and also boast Bluetooth 5.0 like in rival Samsung Galaxy S8 series.
Since the launch is several weeks away, HTC is most likely to few more teaser videos or images to highlight key features in the upcoming HTC U series phone.
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