HTC finally announced its much awaited and leaked U Ultra. The latest smartphone from the troubled Taiwanese company comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD display. It is also the first attempt by HTC at adding a secondary display to its phones. Both the displays are located on the front, with the secondary 2 inch display sitting atop the 5.7 inch Quad HD display.
HTC U Ultra Specifications
The HTC U Ultra features two displays. The primary display is a 5.7 inch Quad HD panel, with a pixel density of ~515 PPI. HTC is sticking with the Super LCD5 display technology in the new devices as well. On top on the primary display, there is a secondary 2 inch display with a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels.
Coming to the software, the U Ultra comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Additionally, HTC has also come up with a new version of its custom skin. The company is calling it Sense Companion. This new skin comes with an AI, making it a smart skin, so to say. It can learn from your usage and deliver smart suggestions. How it works in real life remains to be seen.
Coming to the processor, the U Ultra comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and Adreno 530 GPU. The phone comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. Internal storage can be expanded up to 256 GB using a microSD card.
In terms of imaging, the HTC U Ultra comes with a 12 MP Ultrapixel camera, with a 1.55um pixel size. The camera comes with a f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation, in addition to Laser and Phase Detection Autofocus. The rear camera is assisted by a dual tone dual LED flash. The rear camera supports 2160p recording at 30 FPS.
On the front, you get a 16 MP camera with 1080p recording support and Auto HDR.
Other features include hi-res 24bit/192kHZ audio and fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, dual band support, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC. The phone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. It comes with Quick Charge 3.0 and features a USB 3.1 Type C reversible connector.
Pricing And Availability
The HTC U Ultra has been priced at $749. Initially, the phone is available in US, exclusively on HTC.com. Wider availability details are not known just yet. HTC has launched the U Ultra in Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue colour options.