HTC Could Unveil Its Next Smartphone 'U' On May 16


HTC has introduced that it’ll unveil its flagship smartphone — prone to be known as HTC U — subsequent month.

Codenamed the “Ocean,” the approaching HTC smartphone has been subjected to a number of leaks prior to now, which additionally consists of the leak of its promo in January.

Taiwan-based OEM has formally confirmed that it could showcase its flagship on May 16.

HTC U Launch Details

HTC took to Twitter to put up a five-second lengthy teaser, which additionally permitted individuals to take a peek at its upcoming flagship. The teaser was accompanied by a tagline stating, “Squeeze for the Brilliant U.”

HTC shall be unveiling its flagship on May 16 at Taipei, New York, and London, in response to native time. The livestream time for the launch shall be 2 a.m. ET or 11 p.m. PT (May 15).

The teaser video aside from revealing the launch date, time, and placement of the flagship additionally affirmed earlier rumors of HTC Sense making its strategy to the handset.

Older rumors counsel that the HTC U will doubtless include a pressure-sensitive or squeezable body round it. The body will permit the customers to squeeze the smartphone to set off particular capabilities similar to taking a photograph or launching an app.

It has additionally been hinted that the HTC Sense would require a brief squeeze to launch one motion and an extended one to start out one other. Users can customise which apps or capabilities HTC Sense will launch in response to their wants. The function falls in step with the recently-launched HTC U teaser tagline, which asks the consumer to “Squeeze” for good functioning.

HTC U: Rumored Specs

Noted tipster Evan Blass earlier acknowledged that the HTC flagship could include Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 processor. He additionally shared that the smartphone may get a May launch, which the corporate has now affirmed.

Rumors additionally level to the HTC U sporting a 5.5-inch Quad HD show. The cell phone could are available in two storage variants — 64 GB and 128 GB. Speculations are rife that the upcoming handset could home four GB of RAM. The alleged HTC U may doubtless function a 12-megapixel rear-facing digital camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper.

The rear digital camera could also be outfitted with an IMX362 Sony sensor, whereas the selfie digital camera could sport a IMX351 sensor. It is rumored that the HTC U could ship with Android Nougat out of the field with HTC’s Sense 9 UI on prime.

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