Video from HTC previews some new Edge Sense features5
A video released today by HTC reveals some upcoming new capabilities for the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11. By squeezing both sides of the flagship handset, you can have the phone respond in certain ways. Certain apps can be opened, and photos taken. Based on the new features seen on the video, activating Edge Sense will allow you to zoom in on Google Maps. A similar function will be available for Google Photos. Squeeze in to zoom in on a picture, and squeeze again to return it to the original size.
The new Edge Sense features even extend to the HTC Calendar. While the latter opens with a weekly look at the current month, squeeze the sides and you'll see both weekly and monthly listings from the application. Squeeze again, and the calendar reverts back to just the weekly look. Another new feature will allow you to answer a call by employing Edge Sense. Squeeze when the phone is ringing to answer a call, and squeeze once more to hang up. A squeeze on the sides will also dismiss an alarm and freeze a YouTube video.
There is no word from HTC as to when these features will be added. In the meantime, if you have any idea of your own for an Edge Sense feature, HTC says to let them know. You can check out these upcoming capabilities for Edge Sense by clicking on the video at the top of the story.