Rumor: HTC U is the manufacturer's next flagship phone; 5.5-inch screen, SD-835, Sense 9


According to reliable tipster Evan Blass, HTC's next flagship phone will be the HTC U. It makes sense (no pun intended). If the 5.7-inch model is the HTC U Ultra, the regular flagship version is going to be the HTC U. This will be the third phone in the "U" series after taking the HTC U Play into account. Blass says that the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset.

The device will be packed with Edge Sense, which allows users to customize gestures (like swiping or pinching) along the left and right edge of the screen. Speaking of Sense, the HTC U will come with Sense 9. A 12MP camera using the Sony IMX362 sensor is on back, and a 16MP selfie snapper using Sony's IMX351 sensor will be in front. 64GB/128GB of native storage is said to be inside, and a microSD slot will be available for those requiring additional storage.

Blass says that the HTC U carries a code name of "Ocean" and will be unveiled in mid to late April. A global launch will take place early the following month. The obvious question is whether the HTC U has what it takes to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6.

source: VentureBeat

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50 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Omg my next phone if they don't change aspect ratio. Finally

3. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

And that's of course if it doesn't disappoint and will be able to compete with the galaxy s8 since the galaxy s8 seems like a f**king huge upgrade over the s7 and looks sexy as hell

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

As a friendly suggestion, please don't get TOO excited for this. They may mess up one of the following: 1. Price 2. Battery Size Now, I hope that they don't but knowing HTC, they just might.

8. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

That's how I feel. Ugh... I mean, I'm hoping since the U Ultra is Ultra, it's taken the most Ultra price from the U line, lol. I mean AT LEAST give us a 3400mAh battery. Right now I only have 3 choices for smartphones right now moving forward: 1. HTC U 2. LG V30 (I'm a bit unsure w/ past bootloop issues, hopefully the quality control LG has touted about translates to no bootloop moving forward with the LG G6 and beyond) 3. Sony Xperia XZ Premium (It doesn't have a fingerprint scanner for the U.S., that's one of my most used features. Pricing may or may not be an issue). I mean Hi-Fi audio (playback and recording), Wireless Hi-Fi Audio -AptX HD (playback), micro SD card slot, and a great camera. Those are the only smartphones I see to include those features.

13. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

My options are : 1) htc u 2)nokia 8 3)huawei mate 10

17. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

Nokia 9. You'll see.

28. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I thought about the Nokia 8, but I'm too unsure of what it may offer, and I actually never thought about the Huawei Mate 10, hmm...lol

34. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Those are some crappy options bro. G6 or S8 for me.

46. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

How exactly are they crappy? lol. Especially considering the V line is an upgrade (the premium LG flagship) over the LG's G line. HTC could be debatable. I wouldn't call Sony crappy considering they have Hi-Fi audio playback both externally from the front-facing stereo speakers and internally with the headphone jack, great camera hardware (Sony IMX400 camera sensor), extreme slow-mo video capture, great design, waterproof, , the latest snapdragon processor, etc.

30. KRT55

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 30, 2016

Doesnt S8 have all of that el oh el

32. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Samsung is not one of my preferences, I'm not a fan. That's why the S8 wasn't mentioned. I refuse to support Samsung's smartphones.

48. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I believe XZ premium fingerprint sensor wont be a matter for you since you can simply easily flash the firmware and get the fingerprint work.. fyi, flashing firmware is damn easier than learning abc.. I will suggest you to get a phone with features you need, instead worrying "disabled" fingerprint which can easily fix

50. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I mean, I don't do any of that flashing and hacking stuff. So maybe that was a part of the reasoning. But we'll see.

26. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

3. 3.5mm Audio jack

49. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

In what way the s8 plus is a huge upgrade over the s7 edge exactly ? Other than design it is nearly the same phone with smaller bezel the performance is not that improved espically compared with exynos 88890 and they have the same amount of ram the camera is the same The battery is smaller with the higher resolution = worse battery life Software is the same minus the an AI assestent that most people will use in the first five minutes and then forget about it The audio quality is slightly improved " probably " but a not audiophile person will not be able to tell the difference In all seriousness, it is the same phone with 2x the price tag of the old s7 edge

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2. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

For the love of God HTC, don't screw this up! This'll be my next phone if you can get it right.

4. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yep same unless it will have a 2:1 aspect ratio which seems unlikely

5. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yep same unless it will have a 2:1 aspect ratio which seems unlikely

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

"Blass says that the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560", so that will be 16:9 fortunately. I'm also not a big fan of these new tall 18:9/18,5:9 displays...

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

My sentiments too bro.

36. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Wait?! The biggest isheep around is buying an HTC? What?!

39. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Get laid asswad...

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lets see if they finally figured out how to utilize the internal space better... Not sure who this device is aimed at with that selfie cam though.

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

HTC...leading the way...again.

23. thetcmbway

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Then you woke up

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks promising...

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

HTC... don't mess this up... i still have my EVO which still has features no phone has stock today... ugh i miss rooting

12. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

And like all HTC phones, it will have a small (average) battery ! Not interested!

14. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

Unless they promise to give fast and long term software updates or if the price is below 500$, this device isn't worth it.

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