Towards the end of last month, fresh details of the rumored HTC U, codenamed HTC Ocean, emerged thanks to Evan Blass.
The phone is expected to be unveiled this month and followed by its official release somewhere in May, but the dates remain unclear. After benchmarks of the HTC U also showed up with a few specs and features of the phone, another leak has emerged giving us full details of what to expect when this handset is unveiled in a few weeks’ time.
The latest details on the HTC U come in the form of leaked preview materials coming from Android Headlines. Apparently, there are similarities with what Blass had mentioned earlier about the phone, with the specs including things like a 5.5-inch QHD display screen that has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top for protection. Under the hood, the preview materials confirm that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be running the show alongside 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Like the RAM, the HTC U will also come in with two storage options of either 64GB or 128GB. The back of the phone will come in with a 12MP lens while the selfie shooter will be a 16MP lens. To keep the phone alive will be a 3000mAh battery unit that should be supported by fast charging technology. Like other 2017 flagships, Android Nougat (7.1) will power it out of the box.
Other extras will include a fingerprint scanner and touch-sensitive Edge Sense, but it the latter that might turn out to be the major USP for the HTC U. If reports are to be believed, this phone will have a frame that is sensitive to touch gestures, including swiping and squeezing. Apparently, these gestures will come in when one wants to quickly launch the camera app, Google Assistant, HTC Sense Companion or even turn on Wi-Fi hotspot.
For those who have always loved HTC devices due to the great audio capabilities, the upcoming HTC U won’t be any different. BoomSound technology will still be at work with stereo speakers, but there possibly won’t be a 3.5mm audio jack, similar to the HTC U Ultra. In short, you’ll have to turn to a pair of USB Type-C headphones or opt for an adapter in order to use the regular headphones.
Be warned that these are just mere rumors and leaks but they aren’t coming directly from HTC. But the fact that they are very similar to what Blass had mentioned earlier adds some weight to the same, however, we should be able to know the full details in probably less than three weeks’ time. Keep following and we’ll update you!