HTC U 11 Hands-On Video Appears Online a Day Before Official Announcement

The video appears to be from an event and not only shows the hardware of the U11, but also the device's Edge Sense feature that allows you to perform actions by squeezing the sides of the device.

Unlike other smartphone manufacturers, HTC does not usually publish a live stream of a press conference for its new devices.

A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. But recently HTC published an App on the Play store called "HTC Edge Sense", which was spotted by Android Police aimed at teaching users how to use the Edge Sense feature. In this clip, the user squeezes the sides of the phone to launch the camera app and then take a photo.

More likely, though, is that at 7am the company will release a promotional video for the new phone, which you will be able to view on the above link. Under the hood is the 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 SoC built on the 10nm FinFET process. Let us know your feelings in the comments section below. A few benchmark leaks over the past few weeks had suggested the U 11 will only include 4GB of RAM, but it now looks like there will be a variant with 6GB of RAM after all.

As for RAM, it was previously rumored that the HTC U 11 would rock 6GB of RAM, but the latest sources say that HTC chose to go with 4GB of RAM. In addition to 64GB of native storage, you can expand it all the way up to 2TB via microSD card slot.

The video further revealed that the phone will offer a 12MP rear camera and 18MP front camera, as well as Boomsound, although it's unclear if this device will have a stereo setup like the HTC 10 did. The HTC U11 will also be water and dust resistant, thanks to the IP67 certification.

The HTC U 11 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, so it will be smaller than U Ultra when it comes to physical dimensions.