HTC is planning to release its 5.5-inch HTC U flagship, codenamed Ocean, in early May with a touch-sensitive frame and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, according to Evleaks of VentureBeat.
The HTC U's touch-sensitive frame, dubbed "Edge Sense," will allow users to customize control with gestures like squeezing or swiping along the sides, Evleaks reported. HTC will overlay Android Nougat 7.1 with Sense 9.
Other rumored specs:
- 5.5-inch WQHD (2560x1440) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip
- 12-megapixel IMX362 rear camera
- 16-megapixel IMX351 front camera
- 64GB or 128GB of internal storage
- microSD card expansion
There's no word on pricing, but the HTC U is set to compete with Samsung's Galaxy S8, which is expected to be announced on Wednesday.