Once emerged as a concept phone, HTC Ocean is likely to unveil next month. If the latest reports are true, HTC is planning to add a new member to its U series. The company launched U Ultra and U Play at the start of this year. Yet to be unveiled HTC U comes with a touch-sensitive metallic frame. It let designers add contextual controls that occupy very little screen space, thus leading towards a clean and streamlined user interface. It also gives an idea about the kind of technology HTC is experimenting with for next high-end smartphones.
Talking about specs, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is also said to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 processor and feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor. On the front, it is believed to sport a 16-megapixel snapper with Sony IMX351 sensor.
Earlier, a promo video of the phone was leaked featuring a touch-sensitive metallic frame. It lets users scroll and navigate between apps and even take selfies just by rubbing on the edges. Swiping the touch-sensitive right edge summons voice assistant to give any command while swiping the same spot inside the music app changes the volume. In a similar way, the same spot act as a camera controller while inside the photography app.
The appearance of the phone is quite appalling with a sleek design and is devoid of buttons as a part of Sense Touch concept. According to rumours, HTC is planning to launch the phone in April and it will be shipped globally starting May.