2017 is all about smartphones will big displays in a smaller body. Didn’t get it? We are talking about 18:9 displays that are comparatively larger than the traditional 16:9 screens. There are a ton of examples of phones with 18:9 displays like the Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, Mi Mix 2, Galaxy Note 8 (18:9.5) and more. HTC is a company that is among those smartphone manufacturers that still haven’t launched any such device with an 18:9 display (Sony, Motorola, etc.). But soon, it seems the company is launching its first smartphone with an 18:9 screen and high-end specifications. The HTC Ocean Master is the codename of next high-end HTC U11 Plus that was spotted on GFXBench today which revealed the key highlights of it.
Spotted with the model number HTC 2Q4D1, the phone is powered by the 2.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, but hopefully, the phone will come with more storage options like 128GB ROM and maybe 6GB RAM. The HTC U11 Plus was spotted on Geekbench recently. Geekbench didn’t reveal the screen information, but as per GFXBench, the phone has a 6-inch Quad-HD Display with a resolution of 2880×1440, i.e., an 18:9 display.
The benchmarking site revealed 12MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording. There is no information on dual cameras, but GFXBench usually doesn’t reveal info about both the cameras if there is a dual camera setup so, it is hard to say if the HTC Ocean Master or HTC U11 Plus will feature dual cameras or not. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with support for FHD video recording. Android 8.0.0 Oreo runs out of the box, and it is the single SIM variant that showed up on GFXBench today. We also came to know via a reliable tipster that the phone has 4,000mAh battery under the hood which is huge considering that Snapdragon 835 is a fast and power-efficient chip.
The launch is most probably happening next month as per a previous report so, do let us know your expectations with the phone in the comments section.