Yesterday, Samsung stole the show. But now, HTC is trying to steal the spotlight. New leaks suggest that Samsung S8 will see some serious competition from the HTC U flagship device.
HTC released two variants of their U lineup, called the U Play and the U Ultra. U Play is a premium mid-range phone whereas the U Ultra is a phablet designed to take the competition to the Samsung Note lineup. Both of them are pretty traditional devices, except U Ultra has an additional second screen, right on top of the primary display, in the bezel that shows app controls, notifications and alerts, contacts, et cetera.
Both the devices, however, failed to generate much hype mostly because they were on the expensive side, felt cheap and had a poor battery life. Also, both the devices did not have the 3.5mm audio jack.
HTC is trying to turn the tables now with the new HTC U “Ocean”. The new device with the Snapdragon 835 was spotted in an AnTuTu benchmark and it seems to be a legitimate leak.
Along with the SoC information, we also knew that the device will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a 16-megapixel main camera, along with a 12 megapixel one. The device will run on Android 7. 1.1 out of the box.
The specs list also includes details of a 4K QHD screen. However, it does not say whether it is HDR, like in Samsung Galaxy S8. The size is speculated to be 5.5 inch. It has also been leaked before that HTC plans to have a touch sensitive frame around the screen that will respond to touch gestures. The frame will also be pressure sensitive in nature.
HTC U “Ocean” will replace the HTC 10 and will sit alongside the U Play and U Ultra.