HTC Ocean Note, Ocean Smart and Ocean Master smartphones in the works

HTC designer Danelle Vermeulen recently teased the 'Ocean' concept

HTC designer Danelle Vermeulen recently teased the 'Ocean' concept


Last week, HTC's intriguing 'Ocean' concept was leaked by one of the firm's own designers. Packing a touch-sensitive frame dubbed Sense Touch, the clip of the device and its special feature certainly piqued our interest. Now, of course, the rumor mill has begun its mandatory speculation on Ocean's future, and apparently, the line-up will spawn three different models. 

According to serial leakster LlabTooFeR, the devices are codenamed Ocean Master, Ocean Note and Ocean Smart. Aside from the names, LlabTooFeR does not provide any further information. The Smart, presumably, will be the basic model, where the Master could be the powerhouse and the Note may tout a larger display. This, however, is just speculation for now. 

HTC has apparently been occupied with the production of Google's upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL, both of which are set to be unveiled on October 4. But the Taiwanese firm has found the time to take the wraps off a couple of new Desire handsets, and from what we've seen of the Ocean so far, here's hoping it stretches beyond the concept stage. 

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16 Comments

1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Well look at God.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why companies release such a mess of phones together, and not one, focused creation.?

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I personally think every company should release 3-4 phones a year and at the very least 2.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Even if they set a release date every 2 months, it should still be for a single phone each time. That will surely divert more attention as people will realise that the brand is concentrating its efforts on an all-rounder device which will possibly deliver. Instead of several puny ones which are left astray and cannot decide which audience they are targetting. In this respect, I guess samsung is doing the best although this year the note 7 was rushed.........

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well releasing them all at once and marketing the devices together as a family saves on money, I'm not sure if i'd want to schedule 3-4 different events and pay to have all phones marketed separately will each having their on promo videos.

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I am not saying they should be released so quickly, but just giving my opinion of how marketing can be done effectively even with a phone release every 2 months.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

alright bruh.

11. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Companies release such amounts of phones to cater to everyone's needs. Some people like big phones, some people like small phones. Some people can't afford the high-end phone. Some parents aren't willing to buy the high-end phone for their child. Companies just want different market.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Honestly they need to stop putting out so many models every year and focus on optimizing the hardware and putting out updates. The most any company needs is one high end line and one budget line a year. Maybe then they could actually update them all once it twice.

7. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

I used to believe that but what applies to Apple does not apply to Android. Us android users are bloodsuckers which get bored with a phone after 3 months. We're constantly craving something new. HTC tried paring back releases before and it hurt them.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm still enjoying my OnePlus One from 2014, wasn't ever thinking of upgrading it before 2 years...

17. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

The market doesn't work that way, if you don't fill a gap someone else will, and hence takes more shares, to spend on making better products, eventually you will shrink and loose.

5. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Yeah, I'm all for new innovations, but the current htc 10 could definitely use a little Polish in certain areas...

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

HTC........ Take.My.Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Build it and I will buy it. Barring specifications of course.

13. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I really hope HTC would bloat up a little of their sense tho.... The new Sense 8 were almost 80% stock Android, it's like it lost it own uniqueness....

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