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- Outdated Snapdragon 821 processor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 Specs||HTC U Ultra|
|Display||5.7 inch Super LCD5 Quad HD display|
|Screen Resolution||Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels)|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo cores
|Inbuilt Storage||64 GB / 128 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 256 GB, hybrid slot|
|Primary Camera||12 MP with dual-LED flash, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, OIS, 1.55um pixel size|
|Video recording||2160p @ 30fps|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM, nano SIM, hybrid slot|
|Dimensions||162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm|
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?
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.
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.