Dec 7, 2017

Mid-range HTC Ocean Harmony pays a visit to CCC, launch imminent

HTC is on the verge of unveiling its latest mid-range phablet, dubbed as the HTC Ocean Harmony, in China before this year ends. The device has already been certified by the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) authority recently.

Do you think that the struggling Taiwanese tech firm HTC has already introduced enough device offerings for 2017? If so, you would be taken by surprise to know that the company is still going to squeeze in one more handset before this year ends. HTC will only have a few weeks to go if it wants to catch up to the holidays, wherein people receive their bonuses and usually open to the idea of buying new stuff. Cutting off the chase, we will now discuss the upcoming mid-range phablet, dubbed as the HTC Ocean Harmony, and see what it has to offer.

The smartphone recently surfaced on the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) database to receive its necessary certification. Thanks to the recent listing, we now have the information regarding its key specs. As far as specs are concerned, the HTC Ocean Harmony sports a bezel-less screen and a 5.99-inch display. It is expected to come with a Snapdragon 652 chipset under the hood. Reports suggest that a more powerful model with a Snapdragon 660 processor on board will also be available. HTC's yet-to-be-announced device is said to pack 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in memory storage. As of now, there are no leaked images of the HTC Ocean Harmony which would give us an idea of its external appearance. However, we believe that it will resemble its sibling, the HTC U11 Plus, design-wise.

As for its pricing, a rumor out in China speculates that the HTC Ocean Harmony will cost CNY 2,599 (around PHP 20,000) whereas the higher-end version with Snapdragon 660 SoC will set you back at CNY 3,599 (around PHP 27,600). Considering that the phone already got the CCC's go-signal, we expect it to launch sooner than later. Will the HTC Ocean Harmony be able to stand against its rivals in the Chinese market?