HTC has had a rough start to this year when the company launched the HTC U Ultra at the start of this year but the smartphone has not received the response that HTC would have liked. We have been hearing about rumors that HTC has been preparing to launch the next flagship smartphone from the company this year. We have had several rumors suggesting that HTC would be launching the successor to the HTC 10 as the HTC U and not the HTC 11. This has confirmed by the company in a tweet shared on the micro-blogging site revealing the launch date of its next phone.
— HTC India (@HTC_IN) April 20, 2017
Above posted is the tweet posted earlier today by HTC India which reveals that the company will be launching the HTC U smartphone worldwide on May 16. HTC’s video also suggests that, the device as rumored earlier, will carry a touch-sensitive frame which can be the most unique feature of the phone.
According to the leaked specifications of the phone, the HTC U would be featuring Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset while also running on the latest version of Android, v.7.1.1 Nougat under the Sense UI skin. The device will come with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM coupled with 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage respectively. The battery is a 3000mAh Li-Ion pack with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard. The device will come with a 5.5-inch QHD 1440 x2560 resolution IPS display clad under a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The home button in the chin bezel houses a fingerprint-scanner.
Also worth noting is that HTC U Ultra was criticized heavily by the tech reviewers for having a bigger body but excluding the headphone jack so it is interesting to see the HTC U and the company’s decision to remove the headphone jack once again. Stay tuned for HTC U’s launch on May 16.