HTC was rumoured to be working on a new flagship smartphone code-named HTC Ocean, which would be unlike any other handset that we have seen. Today, we have a leaked press-render of an HTC smartphone which seems to match the rumours.
According the leak, the smartphone is HTC U. It will be a full metal smartphone and have slim bezels. As you can see there are no physical buttons, only a USB Type-C port at the bottom with a pair of speakers. This matches the previous rumours we have heard about the HTC Ocean, where it was speculated to have touch sensitive sensors on the edges for certain functionalities like volume control and power button. There is no fingerprint scanner either so it could very well be embedded under the display and it seems to lack a 3.5mm audio jack as well.
There is also a leaked set of specifications for the handset which suggest a 5.5-inch display with quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 chipset and two storage variants of 64GB and 128GB. While there is no confirmation of the RAM, it is speculated to be 4GB. The rear camera could feature a 12MP sensor while on the front we could see a 16MP selfie shooter. It is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with HTC Sense 9 UI. The handset is rumoured to be unveiled this month with a launch date in May.
If the speculations are true, this will be the third handset under HTC’s new U-series, the first two being the HTC U Ultra and U Play which were announced in January.
Publish date: April 3, 2017 12:46 pm| Modified date: April 3, 2017 12:46 pm