After the HTC 10 evo (Bolt for Sprint), the Taiwanese smartphone maker could soon launch another smartphone without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device, codenamed “Ocean Note”, is expected to feature a display size around 5.5-5.7-inches.
Leaked slides showing the handset reveal a clean front with no physical home button. The source of the leak further claims the Ocean Note will feature a curved display similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but the images shown in the slides seem to show a flat display on the front for some reason.
The main USP of the HTC Ocean Note will apparently be its camera. While no specific details regarding the camera have been revealed yet, the source of the leak claims the handset has the highest ranking from DxOMark Mobile. Currently, the highest ranking smartphone on the DxOMark Mobile charts is the Google Pixel, with an overall score of 89. The HTC 10 has a score of 88, so it does seem quite believable that the Ocean Note will have a higher score than the HTC 10 and the Google Pixel.
The HTC Ocean Note is rumored to be powered by a MediaTek SoC under the hood, and not a flagship Snapdragon SoC. It could be officially announced by HTC on January 12 at its “For U” event. Sales will commence before the Chinese New Year, which falls on 28 January.