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HTC has confirmed the release date of its upcoming flagship Android phone and successor to the HTC 10. Read the latest rumours on the HTC U specifications, price and UK launch date.
Following its no-show at MWC 2017 our ears have been glued to the rumour mill for news of when HTC might launch the successor to its HTC 10 – not the HTC 11 but the HTC U (the save the date makes that fairly clear, ending months of speculation). And now we finally have a date: 16 May. See also: Best new phones coming in 2017
This isn’t going to be just another flagship Android phone launch, as HTC is tipped to be turning its back on physical buttons completely for the handset – users will have to get used to a new way of interacting with the device.
The launch date news comes hot on the heals of the first proper look at the HTC U – check out this sexy new photo .
Thanks to a Save the Date sent to us by HTC, we now know the HTC U will be unveiled on 16 May 2017. The announcement will take place at 2pm in Tapei, 2am in New York and 7am in London.
We don’t yet know whether there will be a live stream of the HTC U launch, but we will be bringing you full details immediately after the announcement.
The HTC U is late to the party, though, with Huawei , LG , Samsung and Sony all having already unveiled their flagship phones for 2017.
@evleaks earlier claimed the so-called ‘HTC Ocean’ had not been forgotten in light of the 12 January HTC U Ultra (Ocean Note) launch, posting a video of a young couple purportedly using it.
A second video posted by @evleaks also reveals an HTC Vive-branded phone. Could this be the HTC U?
He says the phone should be announced in mid- to late-April with an early May global on sale date.
If it follows HTC’s usual game, the U will have a high price in line with (or slightly below) other flagship phones. Our prediction is that it will cost between £599 and £649.
HTC will more than likely use Qualcomm’s best available mobile chip for its next flagship, the 10nm Snapdragon 835 with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.

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