HTC U reportedly launching in April with Snapdragon 835 SoC and touch-sensitive metal frame

HTC has already unveiled two new devices this year – HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play – however, this Taiwanese company is now reported to be launching a new smartphone in April which will be called HTC U.


The HTC U is not a new smartphone, rather, it’s the one we have heard of before as HTC Ocean. According to a report by VentureBeat, HTC will be launching this phone in mid to late April this year. The device will be coming with a feature called Edge Sense which will allow the users to perform different actions (see video below in the tweet) with gestures on the metal frame of the device.

The HTC U will come with a touch-sensitive metal frame which will let the users perform different actions on the device with gestures on the metal frame like squeezing and swiping. Besides, the HTC U will come with the company’s Sense 9 UI laid on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Also, the HTC U will be a true flagship as it will come with Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood.

Apart from the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the HTC U is also said to be coming with 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display, a 12 MP IMX362 camera at the back and 16 MP IMX351 camera on the front. The HTC U will be offered in 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage variants along with an option to expand the storage by using a microSD card.

The HTC U is said to be to unveiled in mid to late April with the global release in early May.

Are you excited about this upcoming smartphone from HTC ? Well, we surely would love to check out the touch-sensitive metal frame on the device.