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Check out the first renders of HTC U, the Snapdragon 835 powered flagship from HTC

HTC introduced the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play back in January. The HTC U is actually the HTC Ocean series of smartphones which was leaked earlier. The Flagship smartphone from HTC for 2017 was teased as HTC Ocean. Three devices​ were supposedly coming to us under the HTC Ocean series

So in the HTC U series , the company is planning to add a new family member. The latest upcoming smartphone from HTC will be called as the HTC U, a true Flagship for 2017. It will be powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood. There​ will be some innovative software features like Sense Edge with HTC Sense 9 UI.

But now we have got one more step closer to the HTC U. The latest leak shows is the very first HD renders of HTC U from top and bottom angles. The device has 5.4-inch QHD display on the front covered with a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Speakers are located at the bottom with the USB Type-C port sitting in between the speaker grills. Fingerprint scanner is missing from the latest leaked renders which could be a mistake. The camera module is circular and has dual tone dual LED Flash adjacent to it. On the top, it has SIM tray and secondary microphone​. There is no button on the left and right sides of the smartphone. On the front-bottom, we have got HTC branding.

Leaked specifications:

  • 5.5-inch QHD (2160x1440p ) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 64GB / 128GB of storage options
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor on the back
  • 16MP Sony IMX351 sensor on the front
  • Android Nougat 7.1 with HTC Sense 9
  • Edge Sense

Release timeline:

The HTC U or HTC Ocean is expected to be released sometimes in late April this year. While the global availability will start sometimes in May.

Shivam Singh
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