HTC to Beat Apple in Virtual Home Button with HTC Ocean

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One of the biggest news about the upcoming iPhone is the rumored disappearance of the home button. For months now, many have speculated that the Cupertino tech giant is planning on getting rid of the home button altogether. These speculations are based on the recent patent filings from Apple regarding the technology. However, it would seem that HTC will be the one to beat Apple to the punch with the HTC Ocean.

Rumor has it that the upcoming smartphone from HTC, dubbed HTC Ocean, will feature the said technology. And, it is coming sooner rather than later.

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There have been talks that HTC will unveil the said smartphone on January 12. Unfortunately, according to WCCF Tech, the phone will not be released in the U.S. As it turns out, HTC is running thin in terms of resources when it comes to dealing with the country.

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In addition to the virtual home button, the new HTC Ocean, otherwise known as the HTC Ultra, will sport a Snapdragon 835. A bit like the iPhone 7, the phone will also not have a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

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The HTC Ocean is also rumored to feature an edge-to-edge display much like the one on the Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone. Furthermore, the display size will be a whopping 6-inch AMOLED screen.

The introduction of the virtual home button to mobile devices will definitely set a precursor for others to follow suit. Before long, more phone manufacturers, Apple included, will feature the said technology. In fact, it?s not only Apple who is interested with this novel piece of engineering. Even Samsung is looking at it on the next iteration of its smartphone, the Galaxy S8.

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The acceptance of the HTC Ocean by the public will surely dictate the success of the virtual home button. Being the first to showcase the technology will mean a lot for HTC and its somewhat thriving fanbase. Furthermore, this will also dictate whether or not other companies will find this lucrative in terms of their own products.

For more updates on the HTC Ocean, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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