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HTC Ocean Note to feature outstanding camera, no 3.5mm jack and Type-C USB port?

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HTC Ocean Note to feature outstanding camera, no 3.5mm jack and Type-C USB port?
Just the other day, we told you that HTC would be launching a trio of new phones within the next three months. The code names for these models is allegedly the Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart. The Ocean Note would probably have the largest screen of the trio. Today, some information about the model surfaced. The Ocean Note will supposedly be available in Black, White, and Blue, featuring Dual SIM capability. The first SIM supports 4G while the second supports 3G. The 3.5mm earphone jack will be MIA, continuing the new trend seen on the Motorola Moto Z handsets, the Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The Ocean Note could also be unveiled on January 12th, along with some other HTC models. This morning, Taiwan's Eprice gave us a juicy bit of gossip by stating that the Ocean Note will have an amazing rear snapper with the highest DxOMark score of any smartphone camera. Currently, that is an achievement owned by the Google Pixel.

Hopefully, we will soon find out more about what to expect from HTC's new models. Besides the flagship HTC 11, which should be highly spec'd, the mid range HTC One X10 is also expected soon. The latter, which could feature a 5.5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, might have the MediaTek Helio P10 chipset under the hood. The latter would be equipped with a true octa-core 2GHz CPU (Cortex-A53 cores), and the Mali-T860 GPU clocked at 700MHz. 3GB of RAM is said to be inside, along with a 13MP rear-facing camera sporting OIS.

HTC's shipping numbers are still in the doldrums, so the big question is whether any of the new models can shake things up for the manufacturer.

source: Eprice (translated) via MySmartGear

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posted on 30 Dec 2016, 02:43 4

1. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I am reserved about "outstanding camera" especially when they annoinced 10 and said they nailed it this time :) I know HTC 10 has decent camera but short of nailed in my opinion.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 04:33 8

3. Hyperreal (Posts: 277; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Well you are wrong because it really is one of the best on the market.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 05:01

4. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


"one of the best on the market." is close but not enough to be nailed.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 19:14

16. SES21 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


So, you have even better judgement on cameras than DxOMark??

They ranked the HTC 10 & GS7 edge in a tie for the best ever camera scores with an 88! Those two were joined later by the Sony Xperia X Performance & then the Pixel cameras beat them by just 1 point with an 89 score.

So, do tell, since you're the new expert. What exactly is wrong with the HTC 10's camera & what devices do you think have better cameras than it does? Because DxOMark disagrees with you.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 20:24

17. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I still doubt of X perfoamce score so many people around internet Regarding HTC score I can tell few things front facing camera has way to go, Ois implementation left to be desired for a better on both front and rear cameras, x performamce by the way, with EI algorithms managed a better job.
HTC dynamic range ia not up to par to S7 and ambient light images tend tp produce glare around light source low light so to speak about. So tell mr expert which part I mentioned qualifies as nailed part of the HTC 10 camera quality?

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 03:19 4

2. Unconversant (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Dec 2016)


this time they nailed it, mark my words

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 06:37

5. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Shall I bookmark this article :) ?

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 08:42

8. Hyperreal (Posts: 277; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


this is just a rumor. nobody is saying that htc oean camera will be "the best". this year we had many brilliant cameras and the differences between the best ones are very small. camera in htc 10 is really good and i dont know whats your point in bookmarking this article. you really trying to prove sth with just a rumor? lol

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 08:49

9. Hyperreal (Posts: 277; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


this is just a rumor. nobody is saying that this htc note camera will be "the best" for sure. we had many brilliant cameras this year and differences between the best ones are very small. i dont know whats the point in "bookmarking" this article. you really tryin to prove sth based on a rumor? lol. htc 10 camera is one of the best, thats a fact, so there is a big chance that future htc devices will have a great camera too, especially after working with google on pixel phones.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 15:28

12. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


HTC tends to be loud with they words. By the way outstanding synonymous to superb, excellent which is by far very strong statement. Let's see what is going to happen.
By the way "bookmark" reply was not meant for you.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 16:49

13. Unconversant (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Dec 2016)


.............

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 16:49

14. Unconversant (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Dec 2016)


u can
i already tested in taiwan, best camera it has any lighting condition

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 19:11

15. bur60 (Posts: 869; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Htc went from sh*tty cam to superb camera in 1 year... so maybe..

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:27

20. nebula (Posts: 709; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


best HTC camera or best smartphone camera?

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 06:40 1

6. LanjaKodaka (Posts: 122; Member since: 27 Sep 2016)


No wait, whats the use of removing the headphone jack ? Except as a stupid trend everybody is following some fruit company doing it ?

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 07:43

7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1474; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Actually, as of July of this year bluetooth headphones have outsold their 3.5 mm headphone counterparts by a 54%/46% margin. So, if the trend continues, there will become less and less of a need for the headphone jack.

Personally, I think they may have chosen to get rid of the headphone jack as a design choice. This Ocean phone is supposed to have no real buttons on it and instead use touch based mechanisms for volume control and so on. It would make sense from a design aspect that they would want the least amount of ports. And with the new USB-C standard, you can use that port for your audio as well as charging.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 06:10

19. Unconversant (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Dec 2016)


Not all ocean series don't have real buttons

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 09:45

10. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Even if they bring the best android phone not many people will care about it. M7 and M8 are the prime example. Those two were the best phone of their respective year yet people bought samesung S4 and S5 more than those two outstanding phones. Shame.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 10:09

11. jessy90 (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)


No 3.5mm jack will just make htc worst.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 05:33

18. xondk (Posts: 1749; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Meh, Apple is still seen as so much more influential then it is, but I guess in this day and age it doesn't really surprise me, I mean Trump won on ignoring actual facts and just running on feelings, it is the same with Apple, ignore facts run on how people 'feel' with the product, so if people 'feel' that an Apple product without mini jack is better, then regardless of fact, because Apple is seen as the #1 business, it might as well be true.
And that is the part of Apple I dislike, other then that they are just doing what a company does to earn money.

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