Rumor: HTC U is the manufacturer's next flagship phone; 5.5-inch screen, SD-835, Sense 9
According to reliable tipster Evan Blass, HTC's next flagship phone will be the HTC U. It makes sense (no pun intended). If the 5.7-inch model is the HTC U Ultra, the regular flagship version is going to be the HTC U. This will be the third phone in the "U" series after taking the HTC U Play into account. Blass says that the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset.
The device will be packed with Edge Sense, which allows users to customize gestures (like swiping or pinching) along the left and right edge of the screen. Speaking of Sense, the HTC U will come with Sense 9. A 12MP camera using the Sony IMX362 sensor is on back, and a 16MP selfie snapper using Sony's IMX351 sensor will be in front. 64GB/128GB of native storage is said to be inside, and a microSD slot will be available for those requiring additional storage.
Blass says that the HTC U carries a code name of "Ocean" and will be unveiled in mid to late April. A global launch will take place early the following month. The obvious question is whether the HTC U has what it takes to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6.