Rumors pertaining to the upcoming HTC U 11 have been gathering momentum. Close on the heels of assertions that the next-gen smartphone from the company would be called HTC U 11, a video of the smartphone has been released. HTC has shared a video of the impending handset, which shows off the unique touch-sensitive edges of the upcoming device.

What the video highlights

The HTC U 11 video shows hands squeezing simple objects like lemon, fruit, water pistol, dough, and more. The main reason behind this is to highlight the unique touch-sensitive edges of the device, which are rumored to interpret gestures for various actions.

At the end of the video, the release date, May 16, is mentioned. HTC has already confirmed this detail.

The details in the video tie in with a leak from Evan Blass, who shared that the HTC U 11 smartphone would release in Taipei. The video also highlights that the device will be released at 2 p.m in Taiwan. In New York, the timing is set at 2 a.m. and for London, 7 a.m. HTC is giving the needed details for the release timings so that the users do not miss out on the excitement.

Edge Sense for HTC U 11

In order to compete with the existing flagship smartphones, HTC had to come up with something new and unique. According to a video posted by @evleaks, the HTC U11 is expected to come with sensors that are embedded in its frame.

The teaser video shows how users can just squeeze their fingers along the edge to launch various actions including camera, turn on Wi-Fi, and many more.

The duration of the squeeze depends on the action a user wishes to load. The rumored Edge Sense is indeed a great idea initiated by HTC. However, how the Edge Sense will work will be revealed only after the smartphone’s release.

Nevertheless, the squeezable functionality of the smartphone would be one to look out for.

Rumored specs

The upcoming HTC U 11 is expected to flaunt tiny bezels on both top and bottom. The device is also rumored to house a fingerprint scanner at the front, along with a circular camera lens and a flash module on the back. The rumored flagship is expected to sport a metal frame and a glass back.

The rumored flagship device is expected to feature a 5.5 inch display with QHD resolution. The device is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The flagship device is also expected to pack in 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB storage. The device may support an expandable memory option. The HTC smartphone could also feature a 12MP rear camera powered by Sony’s IMX362. Selfie lovers can look forward to a 16MP front camera.