With the iPhone 7 without and the Galaxy S8 rumoured to have done away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, it seems another phone is treading that path.

According to online sources, HTC's Alpine Smartphone (which was the U play phone being touted a little while ago) will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phones is allegedly scheduled to be launched in some three months or so 

HTC already scheduled an event on January 12, where the company is expected to unveil the HTC U Ultra with a massive 6-inch display. The famous tipster and prominent leaker, OnLeaks have posted some information about an upcoming HTC phone. 



When HTC released a photo 

This one

Many people believed that this was the much touted HTC 11, the upcoming flagship phone from HTC and the successor to last year's HTC 10. But onleaks says that the HTC Alpine is not HTC 11. 


According to the tipster, it is a mid-range smartphone, namely, the HTC U Play.

The HTC U Play will feature a 5.2-inch display. Having said that, HTC is planning to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack with the HTC U Play which essentially means that the audio will be played through the USB Type-C port present. 



Currently, there are no details regarding the launch date of the phone, but we might see it after the conclusion of MWC 2017 or alongside the HTC 11 in April.

So we'll see how this go and hope for the best.