HTC’s mysterious U Ocean with its edge sensor array is getting close to launch judging by the amount of leaks surfacing with a press render, specs and a new feature card showing the edge display.
The phone will come in at least a red colour option according to a new render courtesy of leak aggregator SlashLeaks. The phone in the render looks good, but does seem to be missing a few features including a fingerprint sensor, and just like the other U series phones, a headphone jack.
From a previous leak courtesy of Evan Blass, the HTC U Ocean will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, and come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. The phone will have a 3,000mAh battery and a 12MP Sony Exmor IMX362 sensor on teh rear while a more selfie friendly 16MP IMX351 sensor will adorn the front.
New specs also showing up include 4x microphones, one at each corner and dual-speakers with one at each end of the phone, though apparently not on the front.
A 5.5″ QHD resolution display will be on the front, and around the edge will be a touch sensitive panel that can be assigned gestures – either a long or short squeeze. The squeeze action will allow you to launch apps or perform different actions as can be seen in this feature card:
There does seem to be some control over sensitivity of the edge sensor, a welcome addition for anyone who’s used an ‘Edge’ display and found phantom touches to be an issue.
With leaks ramping up, we’ll hopefully see the HTC U Ocean soon.