We are just a day away from HTC’s ‘For U’ event where the company is expected to announce its new line of smartphones. Till now we have had a variety of leaks and speculations about the new smartphones from the Ocean series, including their names, codenames, display sizes, and chipsets used. One of the interesting takeaways here is that HTC will be finally upping its camera game by using an advanced sensor on one of the smartphones — dubbed HTC Ocean Note. By far, there were reports about the camera having the highest ranking DxOMark. Now, more details have emerged on the megapixel count and camera type.
HTC U Ultra is one of devices from HTC’s lineup which include the HTC Ocean, HTC Ocean Master and HTC Ocean Smart. The Ocean Note is said to feature the biggest display as compared to the other two models. If the latest leaks are to be believed, the HTC Ocean Note will come with the same 12-megapixel camera as the Google Pixel. This is in line with earlier rumors and indicates the smartphone will be at par with the Google Pixel in terms of DxOMark ranking with a score of 89. ALSO READ: HTC Ocean Note rumored to ditch headphone jack, feature curved display
The Google Pixel smartphone houses a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with a 1.55μm pixels and f/2.0 aperture. It also comes with PDAF and laser detection auto-focus technology. However, despite using the same camera as the Pixel smartphone, the HTC Ocean Note is said to come with tweaked camera software which will further push ahead its DxOMark’s ranking, VentureBeat reports.
Other than the details about the camera unit on the HTC Ocean Note, more information has been revealed on the internet. If the latest rumors are to be believed, the smartphone with the massive 6-inch display could in fact come with a surprise addition of a secondary screen. We have seen secondary e-ink displays on smartphones such as the LG V20. The secondary display is primarily meant to serve as an ‘Always-On’ notification panel.
HTC Ocean Note specifications
In terms of other specifications, the HTC Ocean Note will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Earlier it was speculated that the HTC Ocean Note will run the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, which made sense given that it both offers a 4K display support, which will add to the massive screen of the smartphone, along with support for dual-camera setup, which again will make the camera exceptional in terms of quality.
The new Ocean line of smartphones is said to be HTC’s series of sleek, buttonless devices which will adopt the newer USB Type-C support for audio. Details on the other two smartphones from the lineup suggest that the HTC U Play will be a smaller version of the other two handsets and will sit between the Ocean Master and Ocean Note at 5.2-inch. Although the moniker ‘Ocean Master’ sounds befitting the HTC U Ultra with a mammoth display, there have been contradictory reports in the past about the U Ultra featuring a smaller display at 5.7-inch. Which all speculations hold true will be ascertained once HTC takes to stage at its event tomorrow.