HTC U 11 will have an Edge Sense app to teach you how to squeeze

HTC U 11 will have an Edge Sense app to teach you how to squeeze
HTC's next flagship smartphone, the HTC U 11, will come with a brand new feature called Edge Sense - utilizing the handset's pressure-sensitive frame/bezel. Yesterday, an official HTC Edge Sense app briefly showed up on Google Play Store, inadvertently confirming the feature's existence.

While HTC pulled the app from Google Play, we can still see some screenshots of it. 

Since Edge Sense is a new feature, its dedicated app will first take you through a short tutorial to "test your squeeze force." It looks like you'll be able to squeeze the frame of the U 11 and get various responses from the phone in multiple occasions, including in the camera app, when composing messages, or to fire up Google Assistant.

Of course, at the moment, we can't know just how well Edge Sense works, and neither if it's going to be a user-friendly way to interact with the new phone. But we'll find out soon, won't we?

The HTC U 11 will be officially announced on May 16 (this Tuesday), and we expect HTC to start selling it shortly after that. Stay tuned.


source: Google Play via Android Police

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U11
  • 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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15 Comments

1. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I squeeze things everyday, consider me a pro

8. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Literally came here to say that. I love squeezing things too, but never thought with a mobile phone.

2. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

this just sounds so wrong

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And what's so wrong about that?

4. peace247 unregistered

Will it teach me how to squeeze other things?

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Try to squeeze my wallet HTC of you can. This better be good.

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2383; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The only concern I have is that this could mean that you really couldn't buy a case for the phone unless it was a thin/pliable one that you could still squeeze through. Otherwise, with a case on your phone it wouldn't be able to really register a squeeze.

11. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Unless you have a case made from Metal or stone, I feel like most plastic/Rubber/ silicone cases would be able to bend the small amount needed to trigger the HTC sense

9. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

How will drops affect the frame sensitivity?

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Good question. And how much does it cost to repair the damages?

10. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Of course! Im a great squeezer.

12. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

This phone was designed for the likes of Homer Simpson

13. mayor

Posts: 18; Member since: May 06, 2017

I'm great khali's offspring

15. fario

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 21, 2017

Very interesting innovation, the phone hasn't even been announced yet but for me it has already over shadowed Samsung s8 and LG g6 based in the leaks so far.

16. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

The phone doubles as a stress ball. So, when I feel I wanna throw it through the face of an annoying stranger, I can squeeze it instead. Lol

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