Official: HTC U Ultra with 5.7-inch QHD display, SD821 SoC, USB Type-C Port
HTC’s new flagship smartphone in the newly announced ‘U’ series has gone official in Taiwan. HTC U Ultra, as it is known, is equipped with a metal body frame, front and rear glass finish and a secondary 2-inch 520ppi Secondary LCD display, just like the LG V20 which houses the Al-based Sense Companion.
Pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat OS with HTC Sense UI, the HTC U Ultra relies on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor and sports a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The 128GB version uses Sapphire Glass instead.
The U Ultra has the same main camera setup as the HTC 10 i.e a 12MP UltraPixel camera with large 1.55µm pixels, Laser AF, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS and dual-tone LED flash. The front selfie camera is a 16MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and Ultrapixel mode for capturing 4MP images.
The device packs 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage space (expandable up to 2TB via microSD), Hybrid Dual SIM slot and a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. It supports 4G LTE networks, has a USB 3.1 Type-C port but lacks a traditional 3.5mm audio jack.
Audiophiles will be encouraged that the HTC U Ultra will also come with the BoomSound Audio along with four microphones for recording 3D Audio and HTC USonic earphones. Available in Black, Blue, Pink & White colours, the 64GB model is on pre-order for US$ 750 on htc.com . It will start shipping in March.
In Taiwan, the U Ultra will go on sale this January for a price tag of NT $23,900 (US$ 753). The Sapphire version with 128GB costs NT $ 28,900 (US$ 911).