HTC was the first major OEM to unveil a flagship handset in 2017 dubbed HTC U Ultra. The phone was launched in early January and so far, the Taiwanese OEM has plans to unveil another handset in the U series dubbed HTC U.
According to the latest reports, the HTC U is set to be unveiled on May 16, which is less than a month from now. The company has made an official confirmation via a teaser video, asking fans to save this date. The video includes the tagline “Squeeze for the Brilliant U” and if previous reports are to be believed, the tagline is a confirmation that the HTC U will ship with squeezable edges or rather a pressure-sensitive frame.
While we have already seen some amazing designs in the shape of LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as Xiaomi Mi 6, the HTC U might turn out to the most innovative handset of 2017. With these squeezable edges, one would be able to perform a number of actions that may range from quick apps launch to simple copy/paste or volume control tasks, among others.
— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017
Since the HTC U Ultra already comes with a 2016 processor, the upcoming HTC U, which is also believed to be the company’s high-end phone, will ship with the same hardware configuration as the Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6 – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. The phone will also carry a 12MP camera on the back and a 16MP selfie shooter. In terms of display, word has it that the HTC U will ship with a 5.5-inch WQHD screen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
In a separate report, fans of the LG G6 living in Europe will be able to purchase the flagship as from April 24th, which is actually next week Monday. The G6 is already selling in other markets such as Korea, the U.S. and even Australia, but the likes of Germany, the UK, Finland and France will be part of the 24 European countries to start selling the phone next week. The phone will be available on quite a huge number of carriers in the region.