In 2016, a designer who we assumed was hired or employed by HTC at some point, accidentally posted a video of Ocean. At the time, it was an unknown device, but what was exciting about the phone was Sense Touch.
Sense Touch was supposed to be a group of sensors on the side of the device that could control the device’s volume and other navigational controls with swipes and slides of the finger. What we ended up getting as consumers was Edge Sense, followed by the abomination that was Edge Sense 2 in the U12+.
At launch for the U11, Edge Sense could open apps and start tasks by squeezing the sides of the device. Edge Sense was purely a pressure sensitive sensor, not a strip along the phone that could feel swipes or slides. That is where the disappointment began. With Edge Sense 2 on the U12+, … Read the restContinue Reading