HTC was once the maker of some of the best Android phones on the planet. It still makes solid phones, but after a few uninspiring models and several years of financial troubles, the brand lost a lot of its luster.
Soon, all that could be forgotten, as the company just announced the launch of its new flagship, the HTC U.
The announcement, posted on HTC's Twitter feed, contains a video that actually shows the new device. True, we don't see much else besides its seemingly very thin profile and a hint that the phone will have stereo speakers (HTC has long focused on building phones that have great sound), but it's just enough to tickle the imagination.
A recent leak claimed the device will have a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4/6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera (and, possibly, a 16-megapixel selfie cam), and a 3,000mAh battery.
The most important feature of the phone, according to the same report, will be Edge Sense, a technology that will let the phone recognize pressure on its sides. Users will be able to launch various functions of the phone by squeezing the phone — and if you look at the above video closely, you'll see that the hand gently squeezes the phone to (presumably) play some music.
The phone will be unveiled on May 16 at 2 a.m. ET. We'll cover the launch as it unfolds.