Rumor: HTC Ocean Note is the 6-inch HTC U Ultra phablet
posted by Alan F. / Dec 31, 2016, 10:12 AM
@OnLeaks, who admits that his source is unverified, goes on to add that this tipster told him that the HTC U Ultra will sport a 6-inch screen. The phablet will also ship sans a 3.5-mm earphone jack. No need to feign surprise about that; "Jack" has passed away and his (or would you call the port her?) death continues to be one of the biggest design changes being adopted by many in the industry along with the dual-camera setup and the Type-C USB port.
The tip about the earphone jack dovetails with an earlier rumor about the HTC Ocean Note (U Ultra) that said the phone would come without the 3.5-mm port. That rumor also added that the device would sport a Type-C USB port and come in Black, White and Blue. The device will also support dual SIM capabilities
Other models that HTC will reportedly introduce on January 12th include phones code named the Ocean Smart and the Ocean Master.
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Go home Guys, tommorow is the new year! :) I hope there are major overhauls in htc's new phone designs and UI.
posted on Dec 31, 2016, 10:21 AM 4
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That would be nice. but no 3.5jack no buy from me IDC what the specs are. How about before we kill the damn headphone jack there needs to be some alternative other than wireless no1 is making USB C headphones regularly yet.
posted on Dec 31, 2016, 2:52 PM 0
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The USB Implementers Forum just made the USB-C audio specification standard in September. Before that, there was no real standard for how audio over USB-C should work. So, given that was only about 3 months ago, I think it's safe to assume that there will be more USB-C headphones flooding the market in the next few months. Especially considering there are some credible rumors that say the Galaxy S8 will also drop the 3.5 mm headphone jack. I think if Samsung decides to drop it, it will be game over for the jack.
posted on Dec 31, 2016, 3:11 PM 1
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The issue of not having a headphone jack for certain car owners where Bluetooth is offered is that music and Google navigation are blocked by their firmware meaning that the only way a customer can listen to their music off their phones is to plug in a headphone cord via AUX port in their vehicles. Aside from actually using headphones this creates less value for such devices that lack the critical features and pisses customers off when the comments about having to wait for USB Type-C devices and associated technologies are mentioned. No one should have to buy a new car in order to listen to music when the manufactures implement Bluetooth filters which block anything but phone calls in their cars. RAM trucks don't do this as they have sound systems that allow all Bluetooth traffic to output into their stereo systems. GM is the biggest offender on their low end models because they want to push OnStar services at a cost to the consumer where this capability is too primitive to expect a fee just to listen to streaming broadcasts and on board (SD Card) music. The smartphone manufactures better re-think this move or I could see people passing their devices by regardless of the features as one of the commenters has already mentioned.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 10:08 AM 0
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The m10 was underwhelming. This could be their chance to finally get back into business. There was never a 6 inch phone like the Sony Z Ultra. A sequel to the long lost One Max is long overdue.
posted on Dec 31, 2016, 10:36 AM 0
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I honestly didn't like that the Z Ultra never offered a rear flash on it's camera. I think that was a big omission that kept it, along with it's large 6.4 inch screen, out of the hands of many people. However, I honestly think the best 6 inch phone (even to this date arguably) was the Nokia Lumia 1520. While the Galaxy Note would be defined as the standard bearer for phablets, it's not in the 6+ inch category that is now occupied by the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Huawei Mate 9. The Lumia 1520 had a lot going for it: beautiful 1080p OLED display, a 20 MP camera that beat almost every competitor in its day, high-end internals, and in my opinion a very good looking design. The only drawbacks I saw (and this is open to your own opinion) was with the software.
posted on Dec 31, 2016, 2:55 PM 3
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