HTC U Ultra & HTC U Play launched in India

On: February 21, 2017

HTC India has finally put a price on the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. While the products were listed on the official site a while back, the prices for these products were not disclosed. The HTC U Ultra is priced at Rs 59,990 while the HTC U Play is priced at Rs. 39,990.

The HTC U Ultra can be termed as the current flagship in HTCs stable. The bigger device among the two the Ultra sports a 5.7-inch display with Quad HD resolution. The phone also has a secondary 2-inch display placed above the main screen. There is a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of the displays. The Ultra is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and gets 4GB of RAM onboard.

The camera used on the U Ultra is a 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.55 microns along with phase detection autofocus, dual tone LED flash and optical image stabilisation. At the front, the phone houses a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. In India, HTC chose to launch only the 64GB model of the U Ultra skipping the 128GB model completely. The storage can be further expanded to 2TB via a microSD card slot.

The HTC U Ultra runs on Android Nougat with its own SenseUI skin on top. It also has a fingerprint scanner at the front on the home button. HTC’s Boom Sound speakers are also present on the device along with Hi-Res Audio support. Also, the Ultra has four microphones onboard and is capable of 3D audio recording. The U Ultra is a Dual SIM device and sports a 3000mAh battery.

The other handset, the HTC U Play sports a smaller 5.2-inch display and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen gets Gorilla Glass protection on the top. The Play is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor and gets 4GB of RAM.


The camera on the U Play is a 16-megapixel camera with phase detection and optical image stabilisation. The selfie camera is a 16-megapixel sensor. Similar to the U Ultra, the phone gets 64GB of storage that is further expandable to 2TB via SD card.

The HTC U Play runs on Android Nougat with Sense UI on top. The phone houses a fingerprint scanner under its home button. It is a Dual SIM device and sports a 2500mAh battery.

Both the HTC U Ultra and the U Play get the Sense Companion Feature, which is an AI-based program that gives recommendations and suggestions based on the user’s usage pattern. The phones sport a USB Type-C port at the bottom and come with HTC’s USonic headphones in the box. The ‘Liquid Surface’ glass construction on these phones makes them stand out.

Aditya Shenoy

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