HTC, our beloved smartphone manufacturer has been in the dark for quite some time. Though they have managed to stick around the market, their phones have not been at their best in the past couple of years. There was a time when the HTC brand had some weight to it, but with the rising standards, the company has failed to meet the market standards. However, rumors have been going around regarding the fallen giant working on a project that will make its debut in the middle of December. We don’t have a proper conformation, but with what we have managed to gather form the internet, the new and improved HTC Oven Harmony is the new project the company is working on. The specs are subject to change at the time of release so nothing is set in stone. This article aims to glaze over the rumors floating in the market.
For those that have used HTC in the past, must remember the beautiful and unconventional designs they had in the past. In terms of design and build quality, HTC always had something different about them. So much so that it was considered as an class smartphone manufacturer back then. The company is looking to bring back the golden times with the Ocean Harmony. The leaked images reveal a black version of the device with a fully glass-covered back panel. The screen looks quite good and set aside the bezels at the top and bottom, it isn’t quite bad. The Ocean Harmony is supposed to have a Super LCDS 5.9-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 2160p. Although the pixel density has not been revealed, it has corning gorilla glass 5. For a device competing for the best flagship post, these are quite sub-optimal specs.
Now before we proceed to configurations, the expected price of the device has to be mentioned for a better price to spec ratio. The HTC Ocean Harmony is supposed to be high-end flagship device that will cost quite the money, enough to buy decently powered gaming PC. So is the spec worth the buck? Let’s have a look.
The Ocean Harmony is supposed to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragpn 652 processor, along with an Adreno GPU (probably Adreno 540). It will have 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable by a memory card. Right off the bat, the specs seem similar to that of a mid-range device rather than that of a flagship’s. The Snapdragon 652 series is a new addition to the Qualcomm family and may show us some impressive results, but until then, the specs aren’t all that flattering. Most flagships don’t have any external storage options and this is where the HTC Ocean Harmony has a slight advantage over the competition. But if the Snapdragon 652 doesn’t deliver some impressive performance stats, the device will have a hard time keeping afloat in such treacherous waters.
The HTC Ocean harmony is supposed to pack a 12 MP rear and an 8 MP front camera. Which isn’t bad, but the lack of dual rear cameras will cripple its capacity to compete with other devices. Although the rear camera has 1080p recording with 120/60/30 fps modes and 2160p@30fps, the lack of that second sensor will surely affect.. However, we haven’t had any samples to compare to, so there is still hope for the Ocean Harmony. The rear camera also has optical image stabilization, HDR, phase detection autofocus and much more.
In terms of audio and video format support, it has quite a lot in them. For audio, it has WMA, WAV, FLAC, eAAC+, and MP3 and as for videos, DivX, MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263, and XviD.
The HTX Ocean Harmony is supposed to be powered by a non-removable 3930 mAh battery which is more on the good side of battery ratings. It will also have dual sim support along with 4G VOLTE capabilities, fingerprint sensor, NFC and quick charging. The Ocean harmony will also have an FM Radio and a dedicated headphone jack for those music lovers.