HTC U (Ocean) to feature IP57 certification rating against dust and water

ROM developer @LlabTooFeR has a solid record when it comes to revealing features about HTC devices, In a series of three tweets disseminated today, he posted some interesting information about the manufacturer's upcoming flagship phone, the HTC U (codenamed Ocean). According to the developer, the phone will carry an IP certification rating of 57. That means users will be able to submerge the phone in water as deep as 3.3 feet for as long as 30-minutes, without any damage to the device. It also means that the phone is protected against solid bodies larger than 1mm in size.

Another bit of info passed along by @LabTooFeR has to do with the 3.5mm earphone jack that used to be standard equipment on a handset. HTC is following in the footsteps of manufacturers like Apple and Motorola and is dropping the earphone jack on the HTC U. The phone will also be offered in single SIM and dual SIM variants.

Over the weekend, the first image of the HTC U was released by tipster Evan Blass. Rumored specs include a 5.5-inch Super LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The latest and greatest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, is powering the handset; we should find the unit equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. Keeping the lights on is the job of the 4000mAh battery. A 12MP camera adorns the back of the HTC U with a 16MP selfie shooter in front. Android Nougat and HTC;s Sense 9 UI will both be pre-installed.

If the HTC U does indeed come to market with an IP57 certification rating, it will be as resistant to water as the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are. Having such protection has been near the top of HTC buyers' wish lists in recent years.

source: @LlabTooFeR (1), (2), (3) via Droidholic

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  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
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10. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

ironic that the ocean isnt even ip67 or ip68 considering it's name...

8. miketer

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

The jack, the 3.5mm one, for me, it's a deal breaker. Let present phones reach battery stamina of the feature phone days and then tell me to stress the battery with more Bluetooth connected accessories. Then it'll make sense, not now. Followers of the misplaced' courage', got to know this.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Of all ways to commit suicide htc?

5. NoAllegiance unregistered

Article isn't proofread, title says IP57, caption says IP68... this is the second time in the last 7 days.

9. NoAllegiance unregistered

EDIT: caption is fixed, good.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Thanks again for the first time in the UK, and the other day, but it would be great to hear that the information contained in this message, or the other hand I was wondering if anyone has ever been in business

2. Mellow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

IP67 - Fully protected from dust (6) and can also withstand being submerged in 1m (about 3.3 feet) of static water for up to 30 mins (7) IP57 - Protected from limited dust ingress (5) & protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth (7)

7. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No its Ip57..

1. Mellow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

It's IP67 not IP57

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

No its ip57

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