HTC U live image leaked online, tips ‘liquid surface’ design

The HTC U is allegedly the next HTC flagship and might come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

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    • HTC U live image reveals a similar look to HTC U Ultra.
    • The smartphone is tipped to feature Edge Sense technology.
    • The phone is rumoured to feature Snapdragon 835.

HTC’s new flagship the U Ultra which was launched earlier this year brought an elite design in the smartphone industry. Now the company is rumoured to be working on another ‘innovative’ flagship under its ‘U series’ under the codenamed ‘Ocean’. The phone is rumoured to arrive later this year and it will simply retail as ‘HTC U’.

Some of the details of the upcoming smartphone have already been making rounds and now the prolific leakster Evan Blass has posted the first live image of the new HTC flagship on Twitter.

From the looks, the handset resembles the high-end HTC U Ultra with all glossy ‘liquid surface’ glass on the rear panel. The alleged HTC U however, features a circular camera module instead of a square one seen on the U Ultra smartphone. There’s a dual LED flash located at the back. On the front, the smartphone seems to have thin bezels and the fingerprint sensor is located underneath the display.

Blass earlier revealed that the upcoming HTC U flagship will carry the latest Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC) and include an ‘innovative input method’ called Edge Sense. The touch sensitive frame will allow user to input touch gestures and control different actions. The Edge Sense technology will reportedly be enabled through embedded sensors in the frame of the phone.

The HTC U is expected to sport a 5.5-inch WQHD (2560×1440) display and a 12-megapixel IMX362 Sony sensor for the primary camera. On the front, a 16-megapixel IMX351 sensor will take care of all selfie duties. It will come in 64 GB and 128 GB variants with microSD expansion. The smartphone is said to run HTC Sense 9 based Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Taiwanese company has not shared any official details about the upcoming flagship, however, rumours speculate that the new HTC U might be unveiled this April.