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HTC Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart are Reported Codenames for Upcoming Devices

Known HTC info leaker LlabTooFeR is back this week, essentially calling BS on HTC’s denial of last week’s Ocean news. In case you missed it, an HTC designer posted what appeared to be a concept reel of a device codenamed Ocean. The device features pressure sensitive touch controls instead of physical buttons, making it quite the futuristic device. However, HTC denied that it was a real project, with the designer removing the video almost as soon as it went up. Interestingly, the designer’s removal of the video is what gives credence to the idea that it may be real in the first place.

So, with that news fresh in the mind, three codenames are now floating around: Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart. LlabTooFeR gave no other details or context, but did link to the previous Ocean information that was originally posted on Twitter by @evleaks

Given that we have no further details, all we can do is speculate, and speculating is what we do best. Could this Ocean lineup be for 2017, with unveiling set to take place early next year? Is the Ocean Master the flagship, while Ocean Note is a phablet-like device and Ocean Smart is a mid-range unit? We just don’t know, but if this pressure-sensitive concept is indeed real, color us excited.

Rewatch the original Ocean clip below, then let us know if you are interested.

Via: LlabTooFeR
  • steadymobb

    Ocean Note? Seriously htc?

  • jshep23

    I think HTC needs to release their Flagships in September/October and not after CES. They will get crushed by Samsung.
    Come out in the Fall and you have no competition but the iPhone. And you aren’t competing with the iPhone really, because 95% will always buy iPhones. It’s an Open Market really, and a good time of year, right before the Holiday’s.

  • hkklife

    My fearless prediction of the day: the final 3 products that will ever be released by HTC ?

    HTC needs a larger device with top-tier specs. They haven’t even dabbled in 5.5″ or above other than some midrange Desires. Agreed on their release schedule. They need to be first out of the gate in the year in order to give the impatient types something before the new Galaxy S release in the late spring timeframe.

    • LionStone

      I know people who were saying that 5 years ago, when will you guys learn? lol…. And no, they don’t have to be first out of the gate just for some “impatient types”, now that is funny 😀

  • Tyler Durden


    • LionStone

      You say that now….

      • Tyler Durden

        It’s HTC. I’ll continue to say it.

        • LionStone


  • Shadowstare

    It looks great, but it’s HTC is always looks great. As long as the Camera is right, i’ll be a HTC guy until the wheels fall off.

  • NEXUS2345

    Has anyone else noted the dual camera solution in the video?

  • T4rd

    So basically this phone will be useless in a case?

    • Tim Buchanan

      “pressure sensitive touch controls.” I’m sure they’ll make it work.

    • michael arazan

      Bumper case maybe? Works great and never messed with the sensors on moto x phones. Personally I like them and they show your phone and protect them at same time.

  • tu3218

    Very interesting. That device looks pretty slick too. I’d buy it if it had specs and features similar to Samsung.

  • Poseidon, Aquaman, and Dolphin?

    • sinfoman

      Master, Note and Smart = Superman, Green lantern and Batman?

      • The way HTC’s been flopping, maybe it’s more like Nemo, Dory, Magikarp

        • sinfoman

          You win the interwebs, sir; take the day off!

  • ChrisI

    Good lord.

  • HollowLog

    Word is the Billy Ocean is something out of your dreams

    • ChrisI

      from the Caribbean

    • sc0rch3d

      Danny Ocean is there is to steal them

    • Shawn Spring

      Only if you get into his car.

      • belsonc

        You could ride with Frank Ocean, too.

    • rodney11ride

      and shook his hand?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Htc needs to start releasing phones right after CES. They keep thinking they can go up directly against Sammy and LG. NEWSFLASH You Can’t!

    • LionStone

      I don’t really think they think that. I believe they do what they need to do and what works for them. How are we to know what’s best unless someone has direct involvement with their goings on?

    • michael arazan

      Get in there in the first quarter every year, got to learn to walk again before you can run, especially with the big boys.

  • MichaelFranz

    I think this was a purposeful leak in order to spark interest.

    • trwb

      I concur


      no buttons = INTUITIVE?
      HTC is drunk.

      DOA BS.

    • jshep23


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