HTC U Ultra and U Play announced – Specifications & Features

Earlier today, HTC announced its 2017 flagship smartphone ‘the U Ultra‘, first phone from its new U series that is accompanied by another low spec’d phone ‘the U Play‘. HTC has also introduced a new Sense Companion assistant with both the devices, along with a secondary display on U Ultra. The U Ultra sports a bigger 5.7″ Quad HD display as compared to U Play which packs a 5.2″ Full HD display, however neither of the new phones have a 3.5mm headphone jack similar to iPhone 7 and Moto Z. The U Ultra possesses a premium all-glass exterior that looks highly glossy and HTC calls it ‘Liquid Surface’. Another highlight of the Ultra is that it’s covered in Sapphire glass but this only applies to the limited edition variant. Now let us guide you through the technical specifications of the duo:

HTC U Ultra

HTC U ULTRA Specs –

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 or Sapphire Glass (128GB model)
  • 2.0-inch Secondary display (160*1040 pixels)
  • Snapdragon 821 processor (2×2.15 GHz Kryo and 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) with Adreno 530 GPU
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HTC Sense
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128GB of internal storage, expandable up to 2TB with microSD
  • 12MP UltraPixel 2 primary camera with laser autofocus, PDAF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 720p slow motion video @120fps, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front camera with UltraPixel mode
  • HTC USonic, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, 3D Audio recording with 4 microphones
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano SIM + nano SIM or microSD)
  • 3000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0
  • Weight: 170g

HTC U Ultra comes in 4 colors: Sapphire Blue, Cosmetic Pink, Brilliant Black and Ice White. The 64GB variant will be available for pre-order at $749 from HTC.com starting today and will start shipping in March.

HTC U Play

HTC U PLAY Specs –

  • 5.2-inch Full HD Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with Mali T860 GPU
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage & 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable up to 2TB with microSD
  • 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, dual-tone LED flash, 1080p video @30fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and UltraPixel mode
  • HTC USonic, Dual microphones with noise cancelation
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 Type-C, NFC
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano SIM + nano SIM or microSD)
  • 2500mAh battery with fast charging
  • Weight: 145g

HTC U Play also comes in 4 colors: Sapphire Blue, Cosmetic Pink, Brilliant Black and Ice White. It will be available from March 2017. There is no word on its pricing yet.

HTC U Play colors

HTC USonic

Both the phones comes with HTC’s new USonic, a sonar-like technology that has tiny microphones built into both earbuds that “listen” for sonic pulses, and then adjusts the audio to match your ears’ unique architecture. We look forward to their launch in India. Stay tuned!

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

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  1. February 21, 2017

    […] an event today, HTC launched its 2017 flagship “the U Ultra” which was announced last month. The U Ultra is the first smartphone from HTC’s new U series which also has a low […]

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