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HTC's 2017 Flagship: HTC U (Ocean) Spotted Online For The First Time

Apr 17, 2017 04:07 PM EDT

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New updates state that the first photo of the HTC U popularly known as Ocean has been spotted online. According to reports, photo HTC U which is expected to be HTC's 2017 flagship has recently been spotted online for the first time.

Although HTC released its HTC U Ultra earlier this year, the developer is rumored to be working on another flagship. Even with the announcement of the developer in January that it was not going to produce the HTC 11 smartphone, rumors leaks and speculations have been swirling online about HTC's upcoming high-end device, HTC U Ocean.

There is no official update from the developer with regards to HTC U, but it is been reported that the highly-anticipated device will be released later this year. The recent reports are based on the tweet of Evan Blass aka @evleaks, which revealed what the tipster claims to be the first photo of HTC's 2017 flagship, the HTC U.
The photo revealed that the upcoming device has a glossy finish, a front-facing fingerprint scanner like the U Ultra and rounded corners and edges, According to Phone Arena. The report also states that the device revealed in the photo looks much like a mini HTC U Ultra, but it does not feature a secondary display and the rear camera of the upcoming HTC U sports a different design.

However, it is said that rear camera of the new HTC U doesn't look as good as that of the HTC U Ultra. According to Android Police, the upcoming device is also expected to feature 5.5" WQHD display with 2560x1440 pixel, 12-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera, powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor, and microSD card slot.

The phone also appears to have larger bezels. Rumors suggest that the device will feature a touch-sensitive frame - dubbed Edge Sense - that will give users the ability to perform certain tasks using gestures including swiping and squeezing. HTC U is expected to have 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, and likely run on Android Nougat with Sense 9.

Although there are no official details about when the upcoming device will launch and the possible cost of the device, it is rumored that will be unveiled this month. Tech enthusiast believes that HTC will unveil the device any moment from now due to the influx of leaks, which is usually the case when a device is about to be launched.

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