In December 2016, HTC began sending invitations for its January 12 launch event. Even though the company is silent on the device that will be unveiled at the upcoming launch event, speculations have it that the rumored HTC Ocean Note will launch as HTC U Ultra on the said date.
The invitations that were sent out last month carries a large-sized ‘U’ on a purple colored background. According to well-known leakster, @OnLeaks, an unverified source has revealed that HTC Ocean Note phablet is rumored that is unveiling on Jan. 12 as HTC U Ultra.
Got it from an unverified source but I put that here anyway… 😏#HTC Ocean Note = HTC U Ultra = 6″ display = no 3.5mm Jack…
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) December 31, 2016
The alleged phablet is expected to house a 6-inch display. Just as previous leaks have suggested the phablet does not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Since it is expected to feature a USB Type-C port, it may allow users to listen to music by connecting headphones to the new port.
A leaked information coming from Taiwanese retailer named Eprice suggests that the HTC Ocean Note (aka HTC U Ultra) will be arriving with an outstanding rear camera. It is expected to be so good that its DxOMark score is rumored to be highest over other smartphones. Currently, the Google Pixel has the highest DxOMark score of 89.
HTC Ocean Note seems to belong to a new series of smartphones from the Taiwanese company. It will be a dual SIM smartphone with its first SIM carrying support for 4G connectivity and its second SIM will support 3G networks.
It is speculated to be available in color choices like Black, White and Blue. Several leaked images of its case suggests that will be housing a stylus.
The other two rumored smartphones that are expected to belong to the new series are HTC Ocean Smart and Ocean Master. The Ocean Smart is expected to arrive with midrange specs whereas the Ocean Master is speculated to be graced with flagship specs.
Early rumors have revealed that the HTC Ocean Master will be a concept phone that will not feature any physical buttons. Instead, its edges are expected to include sensors that can perform appropriate actions for controlling volume and launching camera by touching on the sides of the phone.