HTCs next phone will be squeezable

HTCs next phone will be squeezable

HTC has confirmed rumorsthat its upcoming new smartphone the U willbe squeezable. That doesnt mean the Taiwanese firm is about to ship a rubber device. Rather, the phones metal frame will includeembedded sensors that enable its owner to control settings and make gestures by squeezing its sides or swiping up and down on them, according to a VentureBeat reportfrom prolific smartphone insiderEvan Blass.

In other words, smartphone controls will no longer be limited to the screen.

Its an intriguing prospect, and well know more when the device is unveiled on May 16, according to todays HTC teaser. You can expect the company to shed more light on the squeeze mechanics and other features before that date.

HTC will hope that the U and its quirks make a larger dent than the U Ultra, which has already gotten a 20 percent price cut to increase its appeal despitegoing on sale just weeks ago.

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