HTC's new hero phone looks to please with a squeeze

The HTC U11 is probably the first phone with hug-based haptics
16 June 2017 / 15:08IST

Forget tapping a touchscreen - the HTC U11 is built for squeezing. Edge Sense touch panels running down the sides of the 5.5in flagship detect your digits, launching apps, phone features or waking up your AI assistant. So yeah, now you can squeeze for a selfie. There’s a range-topping Snapdragon 835 CPU inside, along with HTC’s trademark Ultrapixel tech powering the 12MP rear camera, and it’s all wrapped up in a pearl-like glass and metal body that’s guaranteed to grab everyone’s attention. You’ll be able to pick one up on the last week of June for 51,990. It might also arrive in a crazy, colour-shifting red and gold finish that looks lifted from the same psychedelic paint catalogue as old TVR sports cars.