Yesterday, HTC U leaked in an alleged render, showing some interesting design details about the upcoming flagship. Now, the phone’s specs surfaced in a new report, revealing that HTC packed top-of-the-line components in the new device.
HTC’s upcoming U flagship, codenamed Ocean, will feature Edge Sensors, also known as Sense Touch technology. Basically, the feature will allow users to squeeze the phone’s sides lightly or strongly in order to trigger actions.
The smartphone will come with multiple sensitivity settings to prevent accidental triggers. Edge Sensors will help users launch Google Assistant, the camera, HTC’s Sense Companion or turn on the WiFi hotspot. It certainly makes it easy to access various apps on the phone, even if the display is off.
Advanced main camera and the latest Qualcomm platform
Moving on to the camera, HTC U will have advanced HDR settings on the rear camera, including HDR+. Smart Video Zoom, 3D Audio and Hi-Res Recording tools. In addition, it’s said to feature a “real-time HDR scene detection” feature that would apply HDR+ processing features on top of images even before the picture is taken.
HTC U alleged specs
HTC U will have 4 microphones for recording, as well as two recording modes, 3D Audio and a Hi-Res Recording option. 3D Audio will offer surround sound effect to recordings. Aside from this, the new phone will come with Multimedia BoomSound, used on many premium smartphones by HTC.
HTC Ocean is said to feature a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Moreover, it might run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 540 graphics processing unit.
RAM capacity is said to reach 4GB or 6GB, while internal storage might be 64GB or 128GB. The phone is said to draw power from a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Android 7.1 will be pre-installed, while the flagship will lack a 3.5mm headphone jack.