Rumors of a few new HTC devices, codenamed the ‘Ocean series,’ surfaced last week and at the time, were brushed off by the company as concepts created by HTC designers that would ultimately never be. According to well-known HTC leaker LlabTooFer, however, the three phones are in the works.
According to LlabTooFer, there are three devices in the series — called the Ocean Master, the Ocean Note, and the Ocean Smart. Presumably, the Note will have a larger display, the Master will offer higher specs, and the Smart will be the baseline model.
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Not much at all is known about the new devices just yet, however a HTC designer seems to have posted a concept video highlighting some of the best features of the phone. In particular, the video shows off what appears to be a touch sensitive frame, which would make it possible to control the phone’s software in a similar way to the edge on Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge series.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 21, 2016
Of course, all of this is simply speculation at this point, especially given the new technology involved. HTC is not expected to release any new flagship phones in the next few months, so if the leaks turn out to be real, we probably will not see them until next year at some point.
HTC is also thought to be involved with Google’s upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the devices that will replace last year’s Nexus-branded devices. While those would be enough to keep any company occupied, HTC has also managed to unveil a few new Desire phones — called the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. The two phones are largely design-focused and they have a black-and-gold aesthetic similar to the other devices in the Desire 10 lineup.
To check out what the HTC Ocean series may look like, take a look at the video below.