2016 is slowly coming to an end – in three weeks 2017 will arrive which is great news for smart tech enthusiasts. The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time when the most internationally recognized smartphone makers as well as less known companies introduce their products to the world. Among them will be at least one HTC phone that we know of – the HTC Ocean which could be the HTC 11. Here’s all we know so far about HTC’s next flagship phone.
The HTC Ocean aka HTC 11 is expected to be introduced at MWC 2017 with awesome specs and… same old design?
Design and screen
For starters, it appears that the Ocean may be very similar to the HTC 10 in terms of design. Namely, it will most likely feature a full metal unibody, possibly waterproof. There’s no official word on screen size but this time round everything seems to point to three variants, since there are in fact three codenames frequently mentioned – Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart. Resolution probably will be QHD, like the HTC 10, since it would make absolutely no sense for the company to downgrade the display to Full HD, and as of now there is no more high-end option than QHD.
A concept video which recently popped up online shows the HTC Ocean sporting dual rear camera with LED flash but there’s no guarantee that the manufacturer will indeed opt for such solution. HTC experimented with dual camera with the One M8, but it failed to impress users and experts so it yet remains to be seem whether the company will try again. According to another rumor, the phone might pack a 12-megapixel rear snapper and 8-megapixel selfie camera.
As far as processor is concerned, we can expect the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with no less than 4GB of RAM. The base model will probably offer 32GB of expandable memory, though it’s very likely that there will be other storage options. Users would also love to see a large, at least 3,500 mAh battery. Other features that are very likely to be a part of the package include USB Type-C interface, fingerprint scanner, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and support for Google’s daydream virtual reality project.
HTC’s new phone still remains a mystery for the most part, but thanks to a number of leaks and some rumors have some idea what to expect. It won’t be long, though, until we know more, since the device is rumored to go official at MWC 2017 which is set to begin on February 27. Like other premium offerings, the HTC 11 won’t be cheap but more exact pricing hasn’t been revealed yet. However, considering how much other similarly spec’ed handsets cost, we would suggest you be prepared to pay at least $700 for the base model.