HTC U (Ocean) pictured for the first time - is this HTC's true flagship for 2017?

The HTC U resembles the U Ultra, but it's smaller and more powerful, and does not sport a secondary display...
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1. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Welcome to Bezel city, be sure to visit offset, OCD inducing home button lane.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

All of a sudden, I have started appreciating samsungs design.

20. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL a cold day in Hell has arrived.

38. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It is indeed interesting. I saw a Note7 in the wild a few days ago (some people like to live dangerously) and my reaction was 'look at those YUGE bezels!!".. Im already used to the S8 design

51. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I took the same swift U-Turn over Samsung about an year ago and bought a Galaxy S6... Interestingly, my behavior is well documented in PhoneArena...! I used to be all about Stock-Android and Nexus... Oh well, G'Day!

52. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

poor use of space

58. davthom123

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

mkbhd

55. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Oh HTC, what have you done to yourself? You can't even compete to xiaomis and huaweis anymore.

2. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Wth is this htc ? Everyone is redesigning and your bringing this?

13. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I swear htc is worse than microsoft. I mean, what's this ffs? Jesus christ!!!

50. KingSam

Posts: 1402; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Google pixel with new back?

3. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

That bezel males me sick. Also don't like fingerprint scanner on the front (looks like an outdated ugly iPhone) unless it's within the display.

4. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Looks like the Pixel

5. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Makes sense because HtC made the Pixel.

6. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 587; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

HTC needs a restructuring I'm not sure they know where they're headed in the market.

7. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

BEZEL!!! single camera? front finger sensor that taken huge space! Sorry HTC you can continue no sales and not earn money.

56. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

We can forget dual cameras if their single sensor is great but bezels on 2017? Lg and samsung just killed thick bezels on worlwide market last month. HTC, just do something like that monster spec sharp aquos compact. You might have an edge if you also cater to other target markets.

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'll probably buy it if it comes with FM and IP68.

21. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

You're called Xperia.

23. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Buy the Xperia XZ Premium. It's most likely better than the Ocean. I mean at least the XZ Premium has a stunning 4K resolution display. What does the HTC have?

29. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I wish I could, but the XZ premium doesn't have an FM radio and that's a dealbreaker for me.

39. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Guess your only option is the g6 and the moto z. Honestly, that feature is enough to get a flagship phone. I wonder what dem oem's are thinking tbh and to make it worse, it doesnt even cost zilch to include.

42. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yeah, I like the G6, and I'm thinking of buying it, but its high price, 32GB, small FOV of the main camera and average camera quality have kept me from buying it yet. I want to wait for the Nokia 9, but I really need a new phone, and I can't afford both.

69. Vador225

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

The HTC have an amazing big bezel lol, and à magnificent poor Use of space ^^.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If I here someone bitching about f**king bezels one more time... Like, wtf is wrong with people? Not even a year ago most of you didn't even no what the border of your screen was called! Now it's an important feature to not have bezels? Simpleminded...

11. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

In a time when even Apple tries to copy Samsung GS8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix with the small bezel iPhone 8, you know bezel-less is going to be a trend.

14. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Not that Apple never copied from others. They copied the original HTC M8's antenna design as well as the old Lumia's side profile on the iPhone 6.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn. Hate to admit it, but you're probably spot on. Goodbye ergonomically pleasing bezels. You shall be missed!

53. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I really don't think Apple is going there either but we shall see.

24. Youngquenga41

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

"Hear"
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