HTC U 11 Name Tipped for Upcoming ‘Squeezable’ Flagship Phone

Over the past few weeks, a spate rumors have been linked with HTC’s upcoming flagship, giving us what to expected from the device.


The handset that was codenamed Ocean, was reportedly teased by the company with an affirmation that the flagship device will be called ‘U’.

Nevertheless, one new report claims that the name will also get a numerical value along with it – to be called HTC U 11. A day after HTC’s teaser, noted tipster Evan Blass reported that the company will call its next flagship HTC U 11.

The naming scheme works in two ways – the first being that the flagship comes under the U series which includes the U Ultra and U-Play, and second the number 11 makes it a straight up successor to the HTC 10.

Based on previous reports, the HTC U 11 will be offered in five color options which include white, black, blue, red, and silver. The premium handset is also said to feature high-end specifications as well as a new Edge Sensor feature.

The Edge Sensor, which is widely rumored as the main highlight of the HTC U 11 device, will bring a sensitive touch frame that allows a user to quickly open apps and perform functions by simply, squeezing, swiping or tapping the metal edges.

Going by preliminary leaks, the sensors seem to be seated on the bottom half of the smartphone, where users can have a firm grip on the handset.

This means one could potentially squeeze the HTC U device to perform different actions, which sounds fascinating as far as innovation goes.

To recall, the dual-SIM HTC U is rumored to run on Android 7.1 Nougat, and feature a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display with Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC equipped with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM options.

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