By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Monday, January 02, 2017 - 15:04
The smartphone is expected to beat Google Pixel in DxOMark rating and skip 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Last month in December 2016, HTC teased us with a potential smartphone launch on January 12, 2017. However, we didn't know if and which was the smartphone the Taiwanese handset manufacturer is expected to launch. Interestingly, as per a recent report on Eprice, the company is set to launch a new smartphone with the name 'Ocean Note'. As per previous reports, the major highlight of the Ocean will be its touch-sensitive frame, which lets designers adds contextual controls that would take up little screen space. Also, going by the trend, the smartphone is expected to skip the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Apart from this, the smartphone is expected to come with round metal edges and might sport a curved display in terms of the design and display. The Ocean Note will come with a 6-inch display with MediaTek Helio P10 processor powering the device. Not only this, as per the leaks, the Ocean Note is all set to dethrone Google Pixel in terms of DxOMark rating. For those who are not aware, DxOMark rating is the rating a camera sensor on the smartphone receives after rigorous testing prior to the official launch. Google Pixel was rated with 89 points and iPhone 7 with 86 points.
Adding to this, the Ocean Note will come with USB Type-C port and headphones that would work with it filling up the loss of 3.5 mm headphone jack. Also, the smartphone will come with an Adaptive Audio technology through which it will be able to adjust the volume of the speaker depending on the level of noise in the surroundings. The device is expected to come in Black, White and Blue colour options. Apart from Ocean Note, the company is also expected to unveil Ocean Master and Ocean Smart.
Although the company is expected to launch the device on January 12, the shipments are expected to begin starting January 28 which marks the beginning of Chinese New Year as well. Note that all the above-claimed information is based on rumours as HTC hasn't confirmed any of them as of now. So we would recommend you to wait for further updates in order to authenticate the provided information.
Image Courtesy: Eprice