HTC U with Snapdragon 835, touch-sensitive frame surfaces in first image

HTC U leak

HTC introduced U Ultra and U Play smartphones in the ‘U Series’ earlier this year. Rumors about the flagship HTC U codenamed Ocean surfaced last month. Earlier rumor revealed only the specifications and some features of the phone, including Edge Sense feature with sensors embedded into the metal frame present around the phone to control a number of different features.

Now the first image of the smartphone has surfaced showing the design of the phone, thanks to @evleaks. According to the image, the phone seems to have a reflective glass back. It also shows curved glass on the front and a fingerprint sensor below the display.

HTC U rumored specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD display
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64/128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat) with HTC Sense 9 UI
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, IMX362 sensor, OIS, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX351 sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  •  Water and dust resistant (IP57)
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C

According to earlier rumors, the HTC U is expected to be unveiled this April and go on sale early May globally. We should get more details and press renders of the phone soon.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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