HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more

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

Related phones

  • 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)



1. Joosty

Posts: 492; Member since: Mar 14, 2013


3. Xboxsucks69

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

99 out the door and I'm in.... bezels ☝️

10. Skizzo

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Not a great design. Looks cheap and outdated. Great specs though. Too bad about the 3.5mm audio jack.

20. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Cheap? Outdated? Hah! That's all I got I mean really, are you 12 or 80?

53. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

This will be a great gift to my dad if it will have monster spec for $400.

18. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I'm so sad, I was hoping for something better, Can't believe they didn't listen abotu the 3.5 mm -_-

38. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Why Ewwww?? This looks promising! S8 will have a hard time this year...

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, you mention the S8 in every article you comment, related or not. Talk about obsession.

49. audibot

Posts: 689; Member since: Jan 26, 2017


50. audibot

Posts: 689; Member since: Jan 26, 2017



Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Dang, was Buk Lau narrating that video?

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Come on HTC....

25. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

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.

4. notfair

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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...

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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.

27. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Your first sentence makes zero sense.

54. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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.

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

The colors are amazing.. To bad they went with a LCD screen. Would've jump on this.

16. notfair

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

HTC always had LCD screens.... they must not stray away from apple.

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Quite a few of their early Android devices ran AMOLED screens, the Incredible, I believe the Evo, and a few others. They stopped because of supply issues from Samsung who was supplying the displays.

6. Huh101

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2017

Some of ya'll were going to hate this regardless of specs.

21. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

You said it, it's hilarious actually, nerds are the biggest prima Donnas.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

HTC itself is the cause of all the despise it gets for it's products.

48. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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.

39. aegislash

Posts: 1536; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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.

7. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Phones are eye catching and with unique feature and high end specs. Only jack is missing, otherwise superb.

8. Skizzo

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Could be interesting. Always down for new features and new ways to interact with technology. Keep on trying new things! We'll see how well this actually works in time.

9. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is realy sad that the htc 10 was the last good phone made by them They should focus on vr and sell the mobile division

11. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Battery size needs to be 3500+

12. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

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.

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