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HTC U Ultra/Ocean Note Leaked Image Confirms Features: Secondary Ticker Display, Glass Design, And Pixel’s 12-Megapixel Camera

11 January 2017, 9:30 am EST By James Geddes Tech Times
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HTC is holding a press event on Jan. 12 and the company is expected to launch some new smartphones. New details regarding the HTC U Ultra/Ocean Note claim it will feature the same camera as Google's Pixel and an LG V20-like secondary ticker display.

Smartphone companies are always looking for ways to stand out from the sea of rivals in the market. Apple focuses on design, creates its own powerful processors, and its proprietary OS, iOS.

Samsung appeals to Android fans with high-end specs, slick designs, and innovative features like the Note series' much-loved S Pen, which might make its way to the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge/Plus.

LG most recently went modular with its current flagship LG G5 and the company has continued its secondary ticker display, which first debuted on the LG V10 in 2015 and has been enhanced on the V20. It looks like HTC will follow in LG's footsteps by adding a secondary ticker display to its upcoming HTC U Ultra/Ocean Note smartphone, which will be announced on Jan. 12. In addition, it will use the same highly rated 12-megapixel rear camera found on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, and unseat the Pixel's high DxOMark score.

HTC To Take Inspiration From LG And Samsung

Images of the HTC U Ultra/Ocean Note were posted to Weibo and captured by Android Police and show the smartphone will feature a secondary ticker display above the Android Status Bar, just like the LG V10 and V20. The images also appear to show that HTC is taking inspiration from Samsung by using an all-glass frame like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

HTC To Unseat Google's Pixel With Highest DxOMark Camera Score

We recently reported that HTC was reportedly planning to use a very similar rear camera to that of the one currently found on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, which have the highest DxOMark score. A new report claims that HTC's new smartphone will, in fact, use the same 12-megapixel rear camera found on Google's current flagship smartphones and will actually top Google's Pixel's scores thanks to software tweaked by HTC.

The HTC U Ultra /Ocean Note is expected to pack in a 5.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD display and will supposedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The smartphone is believed to include 64 GB of internal storage, 4 GB of RAM and a microSD expansion slot to add additional memory to the device. The smartphone is expected to run Android 7.0 or possibly 7.1.1 out of the box.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on HTC's event and any additional details before its Jan. 12 press event where it will make the HTC U Ultra/Ocean Note official.

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