Six-second video teases Edge Sense for the HTC U 11; phone appears on AnTuTu again

Just yesterday, we passed along what appeared to be art from the HTC U 11's retail box. The leak basically confirmed all of the specs that we expect to see on the manufacturer's new flagship handset. Today, HTC itself has released a six-second video teaser that not only reminds everyone that the phone will be unveiled on May 16th, it also focuses on the U 11's Edge Sense feature. With Edge Sense, HTC U 11 owners squeeze the bottom sides of the phone to call up certain apps that appear on the edge of the display. These apps can then be opened by tapping on the appropriate icon that appears along the edge of the screen. Thus, the constant references made by HTC to squeezing the device.

The HTC U 11 has also made its second appearance on AnTuTu. The first time, the phone was listed as the HTC CBP. That is the same name that was used for the U 11 on Geekbench. The latest AnTuTu listing has the phone's name written as the HTC U-3f. The benchmark site shows that the screen on the phone (expected to be 5.5-inches) will carry a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood, which means that the phone will be powered by an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage.

The AnTuTu listing goes on to confirm that the camera on back will weigh in at 12MP, with a 16MP front-facing shooter available for selfies and video chats. And Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed.

As is typical, as we get closer to the official unveiling of the phone, all of the leaks are basically confirming each other. One area where we hope that the previous rumors are wrong is with the 3000mAh battery said to be aboard the phone. HTC has always been "stingy" with the batteries it has employed on its branded units. However, the recent use of a 4000mAh juicer for the mid-range HTC One X10 had us hoping for something in that area for the company's new flagship model.

We are two weeks from the unveiling of the HTC U 11. Keep checking in for the latest leaks, rumors and news about the device. And we almost forgot! Check out the new HTC teaser by clicking on the video below.

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source: HTC, AnTuTu via PriceRaja

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