That was indeed quick, wasn’t it? Just yesterday, Evan Blass came in with a report detailing the upcoming HTC U or rather HTC Ocean alongside the expected release date.
Even before a day is over, we have new benchmarks of the HTC U alongside some of the expected hardware specs and features. If Blass is to be believed, HTC will launch the U in mid-April. However, the phone will not be available for purchase until early May.
When details of the HTC U emerged, some of the phone’s specs and features were also mentioned. Apparently, these are the same specs that have been listed on AnTuTu, which basically add more weight to Blass’ leaks. The benchmarked HTC CPB has Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show, just like the tipster pointed out.
Another thing that hasn’t changed about the HTC U is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 540 GPU. These are then paired with a RAM of 4GB, just like other incoming Android flagships. Even the screen size is not highlighted, the phone will come with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The report also confirms the camera sensors will have a 12MP unit on the back and a 16MP shooter on the front, but there are no further details about their specs.
To store your captured images, videos and other files, the HTC U will give you an impressive 64GB, but Blass mentioned that a 128GB variant could also be on the list. While there’s nothing really unique about these specs given that the entire Android smartphone flagship family is set to ship with the same combination, the HTC U will give you something else that is unique – the Edge Sense.
According to Blass, this is a metal frame that is responsive to different gestures including swiping and squeezing, among others. While Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have the Edge screen, HTC U brings you the Edge Sense. This could easily be the most innovative phone in 2017, unless otherwise.