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HTC set to unveil its 2017 flagship on May 16 featuring Edge Sensor, SD 835 SoC, 16MP selfie camera

Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC is readying its 2017's flagship device, codenamed the 'HTC Ocean' and is all set to unveil it on May 16. It has via a twitter post teased the upcoming U flagship by uploading a five-second teaser featuring the tagline, "Squeeze for the Brilliant U." which confirms the rumored Edge sensor on the device. According to popular tipster Evan Blass, the flagship will be called HTC U 11 and will be available in five different color options of white, silver, black, red and blue.

Based on recent rumors, the HTC U 11 will sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top for protection. As evident from the teaser released by the company, it'll also feature an Edge sensor which is basically the touch sensitive bezels that will allow its users to quickly access their favorite apps or perform various functions just by squeezing or swiping the phone from the sides.

Other leaked specs of the HTC U 11 reveals that the device is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 835 chipset housing 2.45GHz CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, and two storage options, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and another with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There will be support for additional memory expansion up to 2TB via the microSD card.


On the optics front, the HTC U 11 is tipped to be selfie focussed smartphone featuring a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 camera sensor at its rear and a 16-megapixel Sony IMX351 sensor on the other side. There are speculations that the handset might get an HDR+ mode for its camera which will allow real time HDR scene detection along with Smart Video Zoom and 3D Hi-Res audio recording feature with the help of the array of four embedded microphones.


The HTC U11 is said to be backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and will run Android 7.1 Nougat with the company's Sense 9 UI on the top. The company might also be planning to include the artificially intelligent, HTC Sense Companion with the HTC U 11 that will work for further enhancing the user experience by learning their usage pattern.

Source: Venturebeat
Bhabna De
Bhabna De • Apr 23, 2017
They need to price it competitively to stay.

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