HTC has confirmed rumors that its upcoming new smartphone — the U — will be squeezable. That doesn’t imply the Taiwanese agency is about to ship a rubber device. Fairly, the phone’s steel body will embody embedded sensors that enable its proprietor to manage settings and make gestures by squeezing its sides or swiping up and down on them, according to a VentureBeat report from prolific smartphone insider Evan Blass.
In different phrases, smartphone controls will now not be restricted to the screen.
It’s an intriguing prospect, and we’ll know extra when the device is unveiled on Might 16, in accordance with at present’s HTC teaser. You may anticipate the corporate to shed extra gentle on the squeeze mechanics and different features earlier than that date.
HTC will hope that the U and its quirks make a bigger dent than the U Ultra, which has already gotten a 20 percent price cut to extend its enchantment regardless of going on sale simply weeks in the past.