After much wait, HTC has finally revealed U Play and U Ultra. The U Ultra is a phablet while the U Play is a smartphone with 5.2 inch display. The sales of both these phones will begin later this year. The U Play comes with a brand new Sense Companion, but unlike the U Ultra, it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
HTC U Play Specifications
The HTC U Play comes with a 5.2-inch full HD Super LCD display with a pixel density of ~428 PPI. Just like the U Ultra, the U Play also features Sense UI, but it is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The U Play comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. The RAM and storage have two options – 3GB/4GB and 32GB/64GB. There is also an option for MicroSD card slot.
Camera duties are handled by a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens. The rear camera comes with OIS, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual tone dual LED flash. The front camera also features the same 16 MP f/2.0 lens.
The HTC U Play misses the headphone jack and is compensated with USonic technology. This personalised sound experience is delivered through built-in microphones in the earbuds that “listen” for sonic pulses and adjust audio accordingly.
Connectivity options include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, dual band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC. The phone is powered by a 2500 mAh battery and comes with fast charging support. It features a USB 2.0 Type C reversible connector.
Pricing and Availability
HTC has not revealed the pricing of the phone yet and it is expected to be revealed at the time of local launch. Let’s see how HTC U Play performs in the respective segment, as the design of the phone might appeal large masses.