HTC’s Edge Sense on the U11 allows you to squeeze the sides of the device to perform functions. In Google Photos, a squeeze will zoom into a photo. In the calendar app, a squeeze will slide the month view out. You’ll also be able to answer and end calls, disable alarms, and pause YouTube videos with a squeeze
HTC Teases New Edge Sense Features for HTC U11
The HTC U11’s Edge Sense feature the ability to launch apps or actions by squeezing the sides of the phone is a neat little feature, but still somewhat limited. HTC knows this which is why they have plans to soon expand this functionality by teaching Edge Sense a few new tricks. The new Edge Sense feature is where the sides of the HTC U11 are pressure sensitive and can, therefore, be linked to various gestures such as launching apps or triggering various shortcuts.
In Google Maps, a squeeze will zoom in from the default zoomed out the view. In Google Photos, a squeeze will zoom into a photo. In the calendar app, a squeeze will slide the month view out. You’ll also be able to answer and end calls, disable alarms, and pause YouTube videos with a squeeze.
In a video HTC uploaded to YouTube, the U11 will soon have the ability to zoom inside Google Maps, Google Photos, switch views inside Calendar, and more. HTC wouldn’t say when these new features would be released, only that they’re coming soon.
Whether Edge Sense is useful or not. Hopefully some people will get use out of it. These functions are not yet available but HTC plans to introduce them in the future. What are your thoughts on Edge Sense? Do Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading the article and we hope you have a great day.