Alleged renders of the HTC U come to light (UPDATE)

As March was coming to an end, a rumor about HTC's next flagship phone started taking flight. According to this speculation, the phone will be called the HTC U, and features a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will power the device, which means that it will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. HTC's Sense 9 UI will be on board, and the handset will come with 64GB and 128GB of expandable native storage. A 12MP camera will be found in back, while a 16MP selfie shooter adorns the front of the unit.

According to a report published today, the render at the top of this story is a photoshopped HTC U Play. Not only do the dimensions of the rendered handset match those of the U Play, a picture of the HTC U Play in the same exact pose pretty much confirms that the HTC U render is fake.

Today, renders allegedly showing off the HTC U (nicknamed "Ocean") were disseminated by SlashLeaks. If the renders are legit, the new handset will offer thin side bezels and trimmer top and bottom bezels. Dual speakers are on the bottom of the device, along with a Type-C USB port between them. Oddly enough, the renders fail to show a power button, fingerprint scanner or volume controls. Could HTC have embedded all of these buttons under the glass display? We should know sometime late this month when the phone is expected to be unveiled. The launch is supposed to take place early in May.

Last week, a phone called the HTC CBP appeared on AnTuTu equipped with the same specs that we expect for the HTC U. With an expected late April introduction of the HTC U, we should see the number of leaks increase over the next few weeks. Feel free to check in often.

source: SlashLeaks, HTC Source

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)



1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Well,the bezels look acceptable

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meh looks terrible.

71. HateFanboi

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

This phone looks like absolute sh!t

37. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Not in the S8 and G6 standard

39. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You guys are all getting fooled (Apple and android guys). Same phone with slimmer bezel and your throwing money at it.

68. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

At least they changed bezel, you got the same phone with headphone jack removed and you (iphone and iphone guys) threw money at it. (I don't think they are same phones, I think a lot of things changed in both, I just replied in language you will understand).

76. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S8 and G6 bezel might be too small.. S8 is the worst with the edge screen. Beautiful device horrible to handle.

53. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I want to know the reason why should I buy this handset over the S8? . Boom sound and htc sense dont matter to me.

58. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Maybe you don't want a phone gunked up with Samsung nonsense. Or maybe holding and using a device is more important than the ergonomic mess of the s8.

72. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My phone is gunked up with Google apps i don't use. What's the difference?

88. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

But they matter to other people

57. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You have really low standards for your $800 phone.

70. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

What according to you should i buy instead for 800?

2. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Seems the 3.5 audio jack is not there too.

47. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

No headphone jack no buy. WTF HTC!

48. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Are you surprised?

49. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

You missed the big thing. No volume and power keys. Looks like Sense Touch is real.

3. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I'd take it over the lg g6 that's for sure

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, not for me. G6 over this stuff any day.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm actually really digging the look of this red one. if it does have a fingerprint sensor and it's priced right it might be a nice interim upgrade or backup phone for me.

5. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

if this is what the next HTC looks like I will probably end up with it, I have been a huge HTC fan for a long time. I have had a lot of HTC phones ever since the Diamond and really hope that they can be around for a long time. I have had several other phones and other then pure android I like HTC Sense. Samsung and LG have awesome phones but unless I am willing to root them and put a custom rom on either phone, they have "soft" colorful ux's and that is one of the biggest things that I look for in a smartphone I don't buy one to impress anyone else or fit in with the crowd. So I currently have the HTC 10 and other then the next Moto X this HTC U will be my next

6. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ok never mind the Moto X comment.... not what I was expecting should have read that post first damn damn

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Every argument about Samsung's UI is irrelevant when they have a theme engine.

60. sacatak

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2017

That's a JOKE of a theme engine. Can't customize anything at all. Not clocks, icons, dialers nothing. Try HTC before you talk about themes or just don't. Irrelevant my butt. Their themes are even worse than the default

74. SaRPeR

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can download, wallpapers and icon packs from Samsung Theme Store separately. Basically you can build your own theme.

78. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

the theme i use on my G5 change everything ( from option menu to dialer to everything else )

77. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

UglyFrank say thats to your friend samsung lover. They bash LG UI but its also have theme support thats fully change it to almost anything you want.

73. SaRPeR

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can change themes or download icon packs without rooting.

7. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Without the curved edges, it is a truely 5.5 inch viewable!

8. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Hoooooly crap that is sharp, if you're going to remove stock features, at least make the phone actually interesting in both form and function. Good going, HTC, good.

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