HTC is prepping up to strengthen its U series, with yet another smartphone, which is dubbed to be the HTC U, better known as the HTC Ocean. The smartphone vendor announced two devices under the same U series earlier this year – HTC U Ultra and U Play which with no doubt, looks absolutely stunning.
If the rumours are to be trusted upon, the upcoming HTC U is going to a little different than the other U series devices, with metallic body structure, with all the latest technology packed together. We confidently say this, after a popular leakster, Evan Blass posted the same on his twitter handle.
Blass tweets that, HTC U with a codename Ocean is expected to come packed with Qualcomm’s latest processor, Snapdragon 835 SoC. This clearly indicates that the smartphone manufacturer is all geared up to throw a tough battle with the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6, OnePlus 5 and the already launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Along with mentioning the specifications, Blass almost leaked image renders of the to-be-announced HTC U. The picture of the smartphone shows screen-to-body ratio design on board along with a physical home screen button at the front. This is not it. The HTC U is also expected to come with Edge Sense, which will enable users to perform several activities just by tapping on the metallic frame of the smartphone.
As per a report by VentureBeat explaining Edge Sense mentions, “Edge Sense – the frame-embedded sensors enable the user to control numerous, customizable actions with gestures such as squeezing or swiping along its left and right sides.”
Further, in terms of specifications, the HTC U, better known as the HTC Ocean is expected to run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone, as Blass predicts, which is often accurate will come packed with a 5.5-inch WQHD display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution. The HTC U will further be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor – Snapdragon 835 chipset.
On the camera front, the upcoming HTC U smartphone is expected to come with a pretty much similar camera specifications like that of the HTC U Ultra. At the rear, the smartphone will come with a 12-megapixel back camera, while on the front fits a 16-megapixel Sony IMX351 selfie snapper. Storage wise the HTC smartphone will come with two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded to external microSD card.
As per the rumours are concerned, the HTC U or HTC Ocean is expected to launch my mid or end of April, while the global release is set for May. However, HTC is yet to confirm the launch, availability and even the making of the smartphone. The HTC device is expected to give a tough fight to the upcoming flagships – OnePlus 5 and Xiaomi Mi 6. Xiaomi lately confirmed the launch date for Mi 6 for April 19.
HTC recently unveiled the successor of HTC One X10 in Russia. The smartphone is made available in two colour variants – Black and Silver and comes with a price range of $355, which counts for Rs 23,000. In terms of specifications, HTC One X10 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD super LCD display coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. This makes the smartphone a much safer, reliable and stronger one. Further, the smartphone runs on Android with HTC Sense on top and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek P10 processor.
The key highlight of the smartphone is its battery. The HTC One X10 smartphone comes with a 4000mAh battery which comes with the ability to deliver up to 26 hours of talk time and nearly 31 days of standby time on 3G network. The battery comes with a fast-charging support as well. On the camera front, the smartphone boasts a 16-megapixel camera on the rear paired with, BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash features. While on the front, the HTC smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, which comes with fixed-focus, BSI sensor, and f/2.2 aperture.