Allowing sensitive areas to touch the portable side of HTC to do anything from calling the “OK Google” adjust the volume,
or taking pictures. It’s interesting, because it seems that these panels have replaced the buttons
exactly the size of, and shows the power button would have been moved to the bottom of the device.
Now, this can go a couple of different ways, and we’re not sure if this device will actually make it to market.
However, if it does, this can accomplish what has capabilities ‘edge’ Samsung just kind of has succeeded in. “Intuitive” is the key word here, and for many users, is activated panel edge
Samsung by accident, at least, often as is on purpose.
Which brings us to another way that this can go full crash and burn.
It seems like an excellent idea to put controls on the side of the device, and in this way your fingers are not blocked a view of the screen as you interact with them. However, the problem is that, well, we hold our devices by side.
HTC will have to recruit some very smart software that will be able to distinguish between accidental or deliberate touches with near perfect accuracy.
What do you think of touch panels mounted on the side of HTC? Way of the future or a gimmick no sense? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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