New images of the latest HTC U, dubbed Ocean, have leaked and they show tech aficionados what they can expect from the upcoming smartphone. The renders may be of low-quality but they are clear enough to show some features of HTC 11. Notable is the device's glass back as well as the fingerprint scanner situated underneath the Home button the front view render demonstrates.
But the most anticipated feature of HTC U Ocean Note is the Edge Sense. This aspect will allow the user to perform various tasks on the phone without having to interact with the display screen. Sensors are placed on the sides so that people can access applications and other functions just by tapping, squeezing, or swiping the metal edges. According to Gadgets 360, these sensors are positioned at the bottom part where a user usually holds a phone.
While the image leak was not accompanied by further details, Trusted Reviews lists some of its rumored specifications. The HTC U Ocean is purported to have a 5.5-inch Gorilla glass screen and wide top and bottom bezels unlike newer flagship phones from other companies. As for the display, it is purported to support 2560 x 1440 image resolution.
And just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, as well as the imminent Moto Z2 Force, HTC U Ocean will have the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The Qualcomm processor is reportedly complemented by 4GB or 8GB of RAM. This means that the phone should run applications smoothly on Android 7.1 Nougat and can support 64B or 128GB of internal storage.
Some reports also suggest that the HTC U Ocean is more of a selfie phone, as its 16-megapixel camera is to be placed on the front. Meanwhile, a 12-megapixel camera is situated at the back. The device is also supposed to ship with a 3000mAh battery.
The Taiwanese company has not commented on the leaks but is expected to reveal their latest flagship in late April. A month after that, HTC U Ocean is to launch worldwide.