HTC to announce Ocean Life with Android One; to come with near-stock build of Android O

After Xiaomi launched its first Android One phone in the Mi A1, Taiwanese phone-maker HTC is now said to have followed stead with the HTC Ocean Life.

Taiwanese phone-maker HTC is said to be releasing the HTC Ocean Life. Based on a tweet by custom ROM developer and trusted tipster LlabTooFeR, HTC will release the smartphone with a stock build of Android O along with its Sense 9.0 user interface.

HTC to announce Ocean Life with Android One; to come with near-stock build of Android O

HTC Ocean Life /Evan Blass @evleaks

The tweet also reveals that running a near-stock Android build will also see HTC remove a bunch of their pre-installed apps from the phone. The customisations to the phone will be left to a minimum with only Edge Sense, Zoe and the HTC camera app making its way to the device.

The tweet was replied to by another popular tipster, Evan Blass who went on to share an image of what he claims to be a final render of the device. The image reveals a design which could be associated with the company's flagship HTC U11 phone.

PhoneArena in another report placed the rendered image alongside HTC's U11 Life which was released in the US to reveal a nearly identical looking phone. This was to suggest that the HTC Ocean Life could be a rebranding exercise of the original smartphone with the addition of Android One.

Reports suggest that HTC Ocean Life is intended to feature a 5.2-inch full HD display along with a 16 MP rear-facing shooter as well as a 16 MP camera on the front for selfies. The Ocean Life will be targetted as a mid-range device and is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with 32 GB of storage.


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