Interesting proposition but no headphone jack means no more than a passing interest for me..! If it had a jack, I will be front of the queue....
This is a good idea, but like someone said, it will be copied, actually, not copied but similar ideas are already possible and are available in the play store. Also ZTE Nubia has similar features on their phone going back to the ZTE Nubia Z9
As for copy, I don't think it will be possible as I believe this will be a hardware features and not software; But you can have similar concept as software based in the play store already.
I Run circle Sidebar pay and free; one on each side of the phone screen which works very to what seen from the video. Although I still have to touch the screen, I only have to touch the very edge of the phone screen.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017Wrong. The point is that it can be done one handed. That's why the video emphasizes that the c... moreIt will be interesting to see how it Works , but it's hard to see how swiping the edge of the phone with one hand will be better ?
Surely it will make the chance high you may fumble and drop your phone ?
The htc flashgip phone always is very gd n is inovator but the other companies as apple or huawei copy the idea and sell it better than the HTC,
Huawei by the stup1d people buy tha garbage
And the hipnotisized apple fanboys buy it because is the "Best phone"
I love U htc u r the best phone maker and they r expensive but is ok the phones have a very good quality build
Gibbs-kamhagh, 23 Apr 2017That feature actually sounds niceLike the idea is a good
htc fan forever, 22 Apr 2017Nokia made the first touch sensitive edge gesture. Nokia Lumia McLaren first demonstrated that... moreMaybe first concepted in a Nokia but HTC holds the patent for the technology
Go HTC !
NewNicknameAgain, 22 Apr 2017A few months later and this feature will be available in the Play Store, do everything this fe... moreLet's wait for Samsung's bezelfree display in playstore along with the hdr superamoled screen and 5100 mAh battery from Lenovo P2 :P
Nzi97, 22 Apr 2017not really, at least the edge is not made out of glass or have the screen curved to the edge (... moreSo true and its easier to operate with one hand.
And i hope HTC can allow us to make certain zones of the "edge" work as buttons and we can remap them and give them other functions!
The Edge sense feature looks to be genuinely useful (Imagine scrolling/zooming without touching the screen while holding the phone in landscape). Alas, it's too bad the HTC U 11 doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Talk about deal-breakers........
BTW didn't we already see this teaser last month?! Check the following GSMA link.
NewNicknameAgain, 22 Apr 2017A few months later and this feature will be available in the Play Store, do everything this fe... moreWow you are so tech minded lol. On playstore really?! And everybody knows that it will be no headphone jack. Now the adapter, we have to wait and see.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017The rear side and camera looks similar to the htc one a9pictures are fake, the image shows a metal phone the U range is glass. So looking forward to this phone.