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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73 Comments

33. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Game is over for HTC.

49. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Damn is anybody using metal back anymore? Why are oems moving away from them?

54. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Damn is anybody using metal back anymore? Why are oems moving away from them?" I think it's due to the fact that metal obstructs wireless charging. And with fast wireless charging becoming the norm, it kinda makes sense to ditch metal at the back of the phone.

57. Bankz

Posts: 2512; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

"Wireless charging", you mean inductive charging? One of the most useless features of all time.

65. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Best convenience I ever experienced in a smartphone for awhile. I hate plugging in and won't if I don't have too.

59. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Now fragile glass back is considered premium. Can't believe Samsung brought that to the Tab S3.

60. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I like it, has a flat back at last. No more mini see-saw when you place it on the table.

61. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

HTC should've put he finger print scanner on the back, and added two small front facing speakers or made the screen bigger. They really need to poll people on tech site for input.

64. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I really really hope this is fake, because I am interested at buying the successor of the One 10! Seriously, we do not want huge bezels anymore!

66. FAQMD1

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I sure hope they release 2 versions. If the standard version is 5.5" then I'd like to see a 6" flat screen version as a true Phablet with at least a 3600mAh battery.

67. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Now all HTC has to do is slab a pathetic 2,800 mAh battery and ruin their flagship.

68. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That can not happen! If that will happen game over for this year from HTC.

73. rmac

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 04, 2010

Can you please upgrade to AMOLED?
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