Smartphone leakster Evan Blass had recently revealed quite a few new details regarding HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone, which is tipped to be marketed as the HTC U. An alleged render of the handset has now appeared online, showing it from pretty much all sides.
While the authenticity of the leaked render hasn’t been verified, it does seem to be the real deal as it matches perfectly with the earlier leaked images of the HTC U (Ocean). The successor to last year’s HTC 10, the “U” will boast a touch-sensitive frame, allowing users to perform multiple actions by squeezing or swiping along the left and right sides of the handset.
The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, slightly lower than the Quad HD+ resolution that 2017 LG and Samsung flagships offer. Powering the smartphone will be Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC with the Adreno 540 GPU. It will come equipped with either 64GB or 128GB internal memory, a 12MP primary camera, and a 16MP resolution selfie snapper on the front. On the software front, the HTC U is going to boot Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box when it launches, with HTC’s Sense 9 UI layer running on top.
If we go by the recent VentureBeat report about the handset, the HTC U will be made official sometime later this month.