Feb 27, 2021 | Updated: 05:41 PM EST

HTC U Release Date Gets Official On May 16: Pressure-Sensitive Edge Sense Surround Confirmed

Apr 21, 2017 06:45 AM EDT

The HTC U smartphone will debut in London, Taipei and New York come May 16. Whilst the smartphone is waiting to be released, HTC has begun showcasing a short video of the smartphone on its Twitter feed.

HTC in it's Twitter handle wrote: "Squeeze for the Brilliant U", which basically affirms that the next-generation smartphone will be released under the "U" series of smartphone implying that the HTC U will have a pressure-sensitive edge, which can be activated by squeezing.

However, the touch-sensitive bezels of the HTC U smartphone are at present named Edge Sensors. Users will have the capacity to activate and scroll through applications and in this way use the edge of the smartphone with the help of the Edge Sensors.

According to Indian Express, HTC is not the first firm working on a smartphone with side-mounted pressure sensors. Meanwhile, the Japanese telecommunication, NTT Docomo was one of the pioneer companies to flaunt another UI called Grip user interface. The Telecomm firm was said to have displayed a smartphone with touch sensors inserted in the edge around the phone at CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) in 2012.

The upcoming HTC U will be equipped with a 10nm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage memory, 12Mp main camera at the back, and an 8Mp selfie snapper camera at the front. It has a Quad-HD screen and is running on Android Nougat with HTC Sense 9.0 reported PC Advisor.

The HTC U is anticipated to have a 5.5in 1440x2560 screen, which is bigger than the 5.2in screen on the HTC 10. The battery is likewise anticipated to be bigger and stronger up from 3,000mAh to 3,700mAh. It was revealed that phone lovers are eagerly waiting for the much anticipated HTC U "Ocean", however, they are advised to wait for May 16 when the firm will finally launch the smartphone.

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