HTC U Tipped To Feature Bluetooth 5.0 Just LIke Samsung Galaxy S8 Flagship [VIDEO]; See Details

21 April 2017, 7:06 am EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Looks like smartphone enthusiasts who have been waiting with bated breath to get their hands on HTC's new U flagship are in for a treat.

HTC just announced its next flagship smartphone on Thursday, April 20. Likely to bear an 'HTC U' moniker, the phone will be officially launched on May 16. The announcement was made via HTC's official Twitter account (@htc) and it included a five-second teaser with a cryptic tagline that read "Squeeze for the Brilliant U."

The tagline hinted at the inclusion of the Edge Sense technology that allows a user to carry out actions simply by squeezing the device. Another equally-engaging revelation comes from a listing on (via GSM Arena).

The website indicated that an HTC device carrying model number STK-Q50-2PZC, supposedly the model alias of HTC U, will boast Bluetooth 5.0, which is the current generation of the wireless standard. Bluetooth 5.0 warrants four times wider range than its previous version i.e. Bluetooth 4.2, along with double the data transfer speed.

Aside from that, a user can connect two sets of wireless devices simultaneously. If this comes to fruition, HTC will be following in the footsteps of Samsung, which introduced Bluetooth 5.0 in its recently launched Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone.

HTC U Specifications

The rest of the specifications includes a 5.5-inch Super LCD (1440 x 2560 QHD resolution) display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the HTC U is expected to pack Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU. Also likely is 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of native storage.

In terms of optics, it sports a 12MP primary camera and a mammoth 16MP front shooter for selfie lovers, according to PhoneArena. Although HTC does not has a reputation of outfitting its top-tier smartphones with robust batteries, the HTC U might still end up packing a well-endowed battery since the Taiwanese handset maker recently launched the mid-range HTC One X10 in Russia with a 4000mAh battery.

According to a slew of tweets from ROM Developer @LlabTooFeR, the HTC U will come with IP57 certification rating, allowing the handset to go under 3.2-feet deep water for about 30-minutes without been subjected to any sort of damage. Furthermore, the HTC U will not oust the traditional 3.5mm earphone jack and will be up for grabs in single as well as dual SIM models.

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