HTC Ocean to let users squeeze their phones to activate apps

HTC Ocean

Details about the upcoming flagship HTC Ocean or HTC U have been leaked online and while they do not include all the details about the phone, they do hint about several specifications and the hardware design.

The biggest feature to be included in HTC Ocean will be edge sensors which will be placed near to the bottom of the device enabling users to interact with edges. The users will be able to squeeze the edges of the frame for a short while triggering certain gestures while the phone is still in a sleep state.

The edge sensors can be used with one hand and will be able to activate the camera, Google Assistant, HTC sense and even Wifi hotspot along with other several apps and functions. Users will also be able to set the sensitivity of their grip with three options for them to select from.

The HTC Ocean will come with an improved camera with settings such as HDR, 3D audio and an option of recording Hi-Res audio thanks to four microphones. There will be no 3.5mm audio jack which means a USB Type-C analog headset will have to be used. However, if you will not be using the headsets you will able listen to stereo sound with the help of two outputs, one at the bottom and another at the top.

Another inclusion in the HTC U will be the HTC Sense Link PC which will further ease the process of copying and paste files from your device to the computer and even let you look at notifications from your desktop. While Samsung has introduced a dock for its phones called the DeX while the iPhone also hoping to turn your iPhone into an iPad soon, for HTC the Sense Link PC might a step into this direction.

The HTC Ocean will come with the powerful Snapdragon 835 which debuted recently with the release of Galaxy S8 and S8+. Moreover, the phone will run on Android Nougat 7.1 and have internal storage options of 64 and 128GB supported by a 4 or 6GB RAM and a 3000mAh battery.

The display will be a 5.5 WQHD one will the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the top, however, the camera sensor details are still missing.

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