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HTC working on an Android One phone that looks like the U11?

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Android One, Google’s struggling advocacy to bring slick and pure Android to the masses, isn’t dead after all. The search and software giant has simply been biding its time, refining Android while secretly recruiting hardware partners that have worldwide appeal, as we all found out recently. Xiaomi’s Mi A1 was announced first. A Moto-branded Android One phone could be next.

Now we’re hearing that HTC has joined the fold and is developing a smartphone for the Android One program. According to Twitterverse leakster @LlabTooFeR, the HTC Ocean Life is going to be released with the OEM’s Sense user interface based on Android 8.0 Oreo, but will drop most first-party apps in favor of their Google counterpart.

HTC’s EdgeSense and USonic features, plus the Zoe and HTC Camera apps, will reportedly remain with the hardware. An alleged image of the phone hints at a U11 lookalike, only with thicker bezels from top to bottom.

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The HTC Ocean Life Android One phone, as tweeted by leakster Evan Blass. It’s an HTC U11 lookalike, only with thicker bezels from top to bottom.

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Evan Blass, a tipster who has been constantly pouring in leaks using his Twitter handle — with startling accuracy — has confirmed the rumor, suggesting there is more to this than casual hearsay.

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Neither Blass nor @LlabTooFeR mentioned the specifications of the HTC Ocean Life in their tweets, but based on previous reports, it might come with a 5.2-inch LCD display at full resolution; a Snapdragon 630 processor (faster and more efficient than what the Xiaomi Mi A1 offers); 16-megapixel cameras on the front and back (just like the HTC U Play); and a 2,600mAh battery.

We like what we’ve been hearing about Android One lately. Here’s hoping the rumors hold up.

Via GSMArena

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.