HTC today launched the new U Ultra smartphone, featuring dual displays and a brand new Sense Companion that uses AI. The new HTC U Ultra comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD display and Snapdragon 821 processor. HTC has tried to innovate in the form of a new Sense Companion, an AI based smart suggestions feature.

HTC U Ultra Pros

  • 5.7 inch Quad HD display, 2 inch secondary display
  • 12 MP Ultrapixel camera, OIS, Laser AF, PDAF, 1.55um pixel size
  • 16 MP front camera
  • USB 3.1 Type C reversible connector
  • 4 GB RAM, 64/128 GB display, microSD card support

HTC U Ultra Cons

  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • Small 3000 mAh battery
  • Outdated Snapdragon 821 processor
  • Hybrid dual SIM card slot

HTC U Ultra Specifications

Key SpecsHTC U Ultra
Display5.7 inch Super LCD5 Quad HD display
Screen ResolutionQuad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor Quad-core:
2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo cores
Memory4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB / 128 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 256 GB, hybrid slot
Primary Camera12 MP with dual-LED flash, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, OIS, 1.55um pixel size
Video recording2160p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera16 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, nano SIM, hybrid slot
WaterproofNo
Weight170 gms
Dimensions162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm
Price $749

Question: Does the HTC U Ultra have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support nano SIM cards.

Question: Does the HTC U Ultra have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 256 GB.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White and Sapphire Blue color options.

Question: Does the HTC U Ultra have the 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: No, the device does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack.

Question: What sensors does the device come with?

Answer: The HTC U Ultra comes with fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the HTC U Ultra?

Answer: The HTC U Ultra comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC with a quad-core processor and Adreno 530 GPU.

Question: How is the display of the HTC U Ultra?

HTC U Ultra

Answer: The HTC U Ultra comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super LCD5 display. It has a pixel density of ~518 PPI and has a 69.7% screen to body ratio.

Question: Does the HTC U Ultra support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense UI on top.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with capacitive touch buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on HTC U Ultra?

Answer: No, the device can play videos up to Quad HD 2K resolution (2560×1440 pixels)

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the HTC U Ultra?

Answer:  Yes, fast charging is supported on the device. It comes with Quick Charge 3.0.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with NFC support.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the HTC U Ultra?

Answer: It comes with a 12 MP Ultrapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation, Laser and Phase Detection Autofocus and dual tone dual LED flash. The rear camera offers a pixel size of 1.55um. It also comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.

On the front, the device features a 16 MP camera for selfies and video calling.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with OIS in the rear camera.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the HTC U Ultra?

Answer: No, the device does not come with a dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the HTC U Ultra?

Answer: The device weighs 170 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can it be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the device can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The HTC U Ultra is a very interesting device in many aspects. A secondary 2 inch display, a brand new Sense Companion AI feature and hi-res audio are some of the major attractions of the device. Inclusion of USB 3.1 Type C port, 12 MP Ultrapixel rear camera are also good to have. We look forward to testing the device and delivering a detailed review in the near future.

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