HTC U ‘Ocean’ will also ditch the headphone jack


First images of the new smartphone leaks online.

More details have leaked over HTC’s new U smartphone codenamed ‘Ocean’. The ever reliable Evan Blass posted an image of the upcoming device, which brings with it a 5.5-inch display along with a similar glossy exterior.

The HTC U ‘Ocean’ is rumored to have the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, along with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of storage and a 3,000 mAh battery. A Sony camera sensor is located at the back that can shoot 12-megapixel images and a bigger 16-megapixel shooter is located at the front.

The device will come preloaded with Android 7.1 Nougat and was stated to have an IP57 certification, meaning that it will be dust/water resistant. What’s interesting is that the Ocean will ditch the headphone jack, adding it to the list of devices choosing to opt out for the analog audio connector.

Probably the main feature of the HTC U ‘Ocean’ is the device’s frame that is used for certain user inputs. This specific frame will recognize squeezes and swipes, offering a new way to use the smartphone. Details are sketchy, but more information should be available in the next couple of days.

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