HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more
by Alan Friedman / May 15, 2017, 1:36 PM
A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone's user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.
Squeezing in the sides also opens certain applications such as Chrome and the camera. And there is a calibration screen that shows how hard you are pushing in the sides of the phone, and allows you to adjust the amount of pressure needed for Edge Sense to work. Other parts of the leaked clip show off the Type-C USB port. The super shiny rear cover of the HTC U 11 also makes an appearance in various colors like Light Blue, Black, Red, White and Dark Blue.
The video also reveals that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset, as expected. 6GB of RAM is inside. We should find out everything tomorrow when the handset is officially introduced, so keep checking in.
source: DailyMotion via XDA
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)
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posted on May 15, 2017, 1:40 PM 8
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Not a great design. Looks cheap and outdated. Great specs though. Too bad about the 3.5mm audio jack.
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:57 PM 4
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Why Ewwww?? This looks promising! S8 will have a hard time this year...
posted on May 15, 2017, 6:25 PM 1
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Come on HTC....
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:45 PM 4
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I love your comment, as this is how I feel exactly. HTC is no longer putting much effort into introducing a true flagship device. This is the same company that was viewed as a prior innovator. They have given up, and now resort to gimmicky super shiny smartphones.
posted on May 15, 2017, 2:52 PM 8
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They should listen to the few fans they still have... I waited for an S8 contender from HTC ... well they failed .. but maybe I am too harsh, I will wait tomorrow for the official presentation... 3.5mm is a huge drawback for me...
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:48 PM 0
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No one can make a S8 contender, but that doesn't mean they can't make a much better phone than is offered. HTC is going way wrong.
posted on May 15, 2017, 2:12 PM 4
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You can't listen to your fans and make heavy r&d if your money's going down the drain. HTC investors are already saying goodbye, they should go back to scratch and target low and mid markets if flagships won't work anymore.
posted on May 15, 2017, 11:39 PM 0
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The colors are amazing.. To bad they went with a LCD screen. Would've jump on this.
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:49 PM 1
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HTC always had LCD screens.... they must not stray away from apple.
posted on May 15, 2017, 2:15 PM 0
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Some of ya'll were going to hate this regardless of specs.
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:52 PM 3
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You said it, it's hilarious actually, nerds are the biggest prima Donnas.
posted on May 15, 2017, 2:26 PM 0
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I used to REALLY like HTC phones, to the point that despite having lots of negative reviews and haters, I bought an HTC One M9. It was great, much better what people were saying. But recently, I really dislike what HTC is doing, not hating, but I really think they're going in the wrong direction starting with the U Ultra.
posted on May 15, 2017, 8:09 PM 0
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When HTC finally produces a good successor to the M8, the majority of us will regain faith in them. While not the best camera, the M8 made great use of the dual camera set up, had a beautiful design, and was nearly a perfect device. One of my most favorite phones of all time, in fact. Since then...they've just gone so downhill and are no longer the HTC that I once knew and loved.
posted on May 15, 2017, 6:29 PM 1
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More sensors on the edge means its gonna be harder to repair. But yeah the concept's good, appreciate it. But those bezels! Sammy sure has held the expectations bar high on us. Well for now my eyes are hoping to see an op5 in action.
posted on May 15, 2017, 1:59 PM 1
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