HTC is said to be planning something big for its next-generation of flagship devices. Rumours suggest that the upcoming phone that’s codenamed ‘Ocean’, might get launched under its ”U” series.
The device could simply be called the “HTC U”. After a series of leaks, tipster Evan Blass, known as @evleaks, has posted a purported image of the new HTC flagship on Twitter.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 15, 2017
The leak suggests that the device would have a similar look to that of the U Ultra with an all glass exterior. Although the smartphone was initially believed to come with a bezel-less display, the leak seems to prove otherwise. The image shows that there will be significant bezels on the device, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8. There also seems to be a fingerprint scanner below the display.
In previous reports, it is said that the new phone would have an innovative input method, dubbed Edge Sense. Located on the phone’s frame, it will allow users to use touch gestures to control different actions.
Other than the “touch-sensitive frame”, HTC U is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD display with Gorilla Glass 5, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16-megapixel front shooter, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage. It will run on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s Sense 9 Home UI over the top.
The HTC U would be the third phone in the U series, following the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra, which launched earlier in the year. Some rumours also claim the HTC U as it’s next big release, others say the HTC 11 will be the new flagship device.
HTC hasn’t officially announced anything about its next flagship yet, so it’s best to take in this information with a grain of salt. However, @evleaks has been pretty consistent with his leaks.