Well, this video made a bit of a splash.
Designer Danelle Vermeulen created a video featuring a phone it labeled the HTC Ocean. Apparently, this was an example of how someone might create a "sizzle reel" as a way to "pitch a conceptual idea for CEO buy-in."
It remains to be seen whether any eventual HTC phone lives up to Danelle Vermeulen's concept. The hypothetical Ocean does, though, strike a similar profile to the outline of a device hinted at in a teaser for Google's big press event set for October 4. At that event, Google is expected to announce a pair of phones running the company's latest Android software under the Pixel brand instead of the legacy Nexus name.
HTC declined to comment. Danelle Vermeulen did not respond to a request for comment.
First published 6:45 a.m. PT.
Update 7:50 a.m. PT: Added information on the Danelle Vermeulen concept video.