It appears that HTC is not stopping its streak of smartphone releases with the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets this year. The Taiwanese brand may be preparing three more devices for release before this year ends. Interestingly, one of which could be the company’s response to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.
Last week, YouTube channel HTC Source leaked a video showing off what is said to be the newest flagship of the company that will lead a new line of devices under the codename “Ocean.” The video may have shown what the new flagship is capable of, but it did not reveal details on what the Taiwanese brand is developing.
Fortunately, more information about HTC’s Ocean smartphone line emerged on Sunday via serial leakster LlabTooFer (@LlabTooFer). According to the Twitter tipster, there are three Ocean smartphones that are in the works, and they are codenamed Ocean Master, Ocean Note and Ocean Smart.
LlabTooFer’s tweet was actually a response to another mobile leakster Evan Blass’ post that shows off the leaked concept video of the Ocean line of HTC phones. Unfortunately, nothing more was said about the three devices.
Phone Arena speculates that based on their codenames, Ocean Master could be the powerhouse among the trio, while Ocean Smart could be the standard model. On the other hand, Ocean Note is very likely to be the phablet with the larger display. If this were true, then HTC could be releasing a device that is intended to challenge the controversial flagship of South Korean brand Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7.
Though it is suffering a couple of setbacks after reports of exploding batteries and handsets catching fire emerged following its release, the Galaxy Note 7 is still a smartphone innovation given its advanced iris scanning technology and very high-end specs and features.
If the leaked concept video is to be believed, the HTC Ocean Master and its brothers will bank on intuitive controls, contextual UI and the Launch Anything and Access Anything features that appear to give users a faster means of finding and running files, apps and more.