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HTC ‘Ocean Note’ Gets Spied, Features a Secondary Ticker Display

Ahead of the HTC “For U” media event slated for tomorrow, multiple live images showing the upcoming “Ocean Note” phablet have been posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. One of the images reveals a secondary ticker display on top of the main display, similar to the secondary display found on the LG V20. So far, LG has been the only smartphone maker to use a secondary ticker display on its devices, but it looks like HTC has been quite impressed with the feature and is now incorporating it on its devices.

The “Ocean Note” will be one of three new “Ocean” smartphones that HTC plans to launch this year. The other two handsets, in case you are curious, have been codenamed “Ocean Master” and “Ocean Smart”. According to rumors, the “Ocean Note” is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory. A previous leak had also revealed that the “Ocean Note” will be especially impressive in the camera department, reportedly achieving the highest-ever score from DxOMark Mobile. Interestingly, it appears the phablet will feature the same 12MP custom Sony sensor at the back as the Google Pixel, which is the current top-ranked smartphone on the DxOMark Mobile database.

Another HTC smartphone that could be officially unveiled tomorrow is the One X10. The smartphone will succeed the One X9 from last year. A lower-end smartphone codenamed “Alpine” is also rumored to be launch at the same event. The HTC 2017 flagship on the other hand, will not be making an appearance at the “For U” event. Instead, it is expected to be introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona next month. The smartphone is rumored to feature a “bezel-less” Quad HD resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM, dual 12MP rear-facing cameras, 8MP selfie camera, and a 3700mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support.