It seems HTC is preparing something big, the smartphone manufacturer released a teaser for a new smartphone that’s designed to be squeezed by users which will be unveiled May 16th of this year.
— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017
The video above shows a hand squeezing the edges of a smartphone, this means users might be able to interact with the device by giving its frame a squeeze.
Earlier on there were reports going around about an HTC phone codenamed “Ocean.” According to 9to5google, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch display and also, according to the model, will feature 4GB to 6GB of RAM and 64GB to 128GB of storage. The device will lack a headphone jack and will feature what HTC calls “Sense Touch,” which gives you the power to summon menus and trigger various actions by squeezing and swiping on its edges.
For now nothing much can be said about the teased device, and we cant totally rely on rumors. We’ll have to wait until May 16th to find out for sure. HTC will stream the event live from Taiwan on its website starting at 2AM Eastern.
Over recent years, HTC has struggled against its competitors, even its high-end smartphones are no longer considered to be in the same league as the likes of Apple’s, Samsung’s and LG’s. Will this match up with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6 or the upcoming iPhone 8? Let us know what you think via comments.
HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer), was founded by Cher Wang and Peter Chou in 1997. Initially a manufacturer of notebook computers, HTC began designing some of the world’s first touch and wireless hand-held devices in 1998. The company is credited with creating the first Android smartphone, the first Microsoft-powered smartphone (2002) and the first Microsoft 3G phone (2005). Their first major product, one of the world’s first touch-screen smartphones, appeared in 2000. As an ODM for HP and Palm, HTC built the HP iPAQ and the Palm Treo 650. As of 2011, HTC primarily releases and markets its smartphones under the HTC brand, ranking as the 98th top brand on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2011 report. The company is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.