HTC announced their new flagship smartphone – the U Ultra. It looks a lot different than their recent flagships. But seems very much comparable with them. We have seen in the past that HTC makes headlines for design or some new technology in their devices. But most of the time they also fall hard on some other aspect of the same device. Let’s see what they are bringing to the table.
The HTC U Ultra has a 5.7 inch QHD Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and 1440 x 2560 pixels of resolution. On the inside is a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset with Quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. You get 4GB of RAM and two memory options of 64GB and 128GB storage with microSD expansion up to 256GB. The 64GB version has a display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the 128GB version display is covered in Sapphire crystal glass. This is an interesting detail that they added. There is also a small 2.05 inches secondary display on top for small notifications with 160 x 1040 pixels of resolution.
On the back of the device is a 12 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, dual tone LED flash, laser & phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, Auto-HDR and panorama. You can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and 720p videos at 120fps. On the front of the device is a 16 MP Selfie shooter with Auto-HDR that shoots 1080p videos.
All of this is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. This is a little less than expected to power a 5.7 inch display. You get a USB Type C port and Quick Charge 3.0 to charge it up. The HTC U Ultra has a price tag of $749. It is a little more than expected. Cause the OnePlus 3T costs less than $500. So if you are not a huge fan of HTC I wouldn’t recommend it over the 3T. It will be available within March all around the world. You can preorder it right now.
Source | HTC