2016 hasn’t been a kind year for HTC. There were several rumors that the Taiwanese manufacturer would be looking to sell off its mobile division, and while those claims were refuted by its PR division, consumer interest in the brand is at an all-time low.
The company is said to be looking to launch three new smartphones in Q1 2017. Among the upcoming additions, it looks like the HTC Ocean Note might be the most interesting of the lot.
The latest information revealed from Taiwanese site Eprice suggests that the Ocean Note will be a major undertaking. The smartphone is said to offer an amazing camera, with sources revealing that it will have the highest DxOMark score of any smartphone to date. Currently, the Google Pixel has the highest DxOMark score, but it looks like the Ocean Note may overthrow the handset. The smartphone is also likely to use the USB-Type C port and is said to remove the 3.5mm audio jack, a trend that is becoming more and more common.
The HTC Ocean Note will be offered in three colour options: black, white, and blue. Other details like the display size are still a mystery as for now. The HTC Ocean Note will come with a Dual-SIM card slot, the first SIM supporting 4G connectivity while the other offering 3G. In addition to the Ocean Note, HTC is also preparing for the HTC X10. The smartphone will also have the same configuration for connectivity as that of Ocean Note.
The HTC X10 (codenamed Alpine) might feature a Helio P15 processor with 3GB of RAM. The company has already scheduled the event on January 12, but which smartphone will be showcased is still an unknown factor at the moment. Stay tuned for more information.
[Source: eprice (translated)]