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HTC Ocean specs and features revealed in major leak

by Brandon Russell | April 3, 2017April 3, 2017 2:30 pm PST

All the details for the HTC-made flagship we’ve waiting for have reportedly been leaked. A new report popped up over the weekend that claims to have everything you’d want to know, from features to specs—and it could combine into one compelling device.

According to the report from AndroidHeadlines, the handset will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12-megapixel camera, 3,000mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.2, Android 7.1 Nougat, and “Edge Sense” features.

We’ve seen the alleged Edge Sense features in action thanks to some leaked videos, but the new report sheds even more light on how it’ll work. Apparently, the HTC Ocean’s frame will support gestures, providing users with easy one-handed operation. For example, the device will reportedly be able to differentiate between short and long squeezes, and allow users to customize these gestures. A long squeeze might pull up Facebook; a short squeeze could launch the weather app.

The device will also reportedly feature advanced “video sound recording” features: 3D Audio and Hi-Res Recording. 3D Audio will reportedly utilize four microphones for recording surround sound, while Hi-Res Audio “is lossless and capable of reproducing full range of sound.”

The report claims the handset will feature BoomSound speakers and a new feature called HTC USonic, which will let users create a custom sound profile that only they can use. Unfortunately, the HTC Ocean is said to lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, a similar move HTC made with its recent U Ultra.

Can it defeat the Galaxy S8?

None of this information has been confirmed by HTC, but it’s beginning to sound like an announcement is imminent. Now that the Galaxy S8 has been unveiled, however, does HTC’s device stand a chance? We’re excited to find out, especially following the disappointing HTC U Ultra.

Hopefully, HTC will share official details soon.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...