Video from HTC previews some new Edge Sense features

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.

source: HTC

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1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

or ORRR I can just tap n swipe on the screen to save myself from all the trouble lol

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Cool ideas and innovative. Good to see Aaron the phone dog with team HTC. Long time no see.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

WOW!! This is so great. But if they can add all those features at once it'd be awesome. HTC is really smashing it this year while Samsung has run out of

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ya same like Apple.

5. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Hope this phone squeezes some cash into HTC

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