HTC has an event coming up tomorrow (Thursday 12) and during this show, a number of phones the company intends to release this year should be launched.
One such phone is the HTC U Ultra, a phone that goes by the codename HTC Ocean Note. Apparently, this will be a flagship phablet that is here to battle the likes of LG V20, another amazing phone from an Asian OEM.
While previous reports had claimed that the HTC U Ultra will be coming with a 6-inch display panel, renowned leaker Evan Blass now says that the phone will share the same 5.7-inch QHD screen size as the LG V20. To add more to their similarities, the upcoming HTC Ocean Note will reportedly have a secondary ticker display that resembles the V20 as well. Here, the phone has things like notifications, shortcuts as well as Always On Display, which you also find on the LG phablet.
After a disastrous 2016, HTC is indeed looking for means to get back stronger this 2017. But if there is nothing special about this upcoming HTC U Ultra phablet and the said secondary ticker display, the company will still find it harder to lure more people into buying the phone. Still, the supposed shift from using aluminum built designs to an all-glass build (similar to Samsung) could spur some significant interest in the phone.
As far as the specs under the hood are concerned, there is nothing unique the HTC U Ultra brings on the table. You get a Snapdragon 821 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and there is 64GB of inbuilt storage. Like the LG V20, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but as you can see, the Ocean Note has a newer and more powerful processor as compared to its competitor.
In the leaked photos, there seems to be no 3.5mm headphone port on the HTC U Ultra, a feature LG kept on the V20. If you are still a fan of the traditional headphone port, you might need a converter for this. According to Evan Blass, the HTC phablet will come with a 12MP snapper on the back that is more or the same as what you get on the Google Pixel phones, with HTC aiming to even better what the search engine giant offers through software tweaks.