HTC U Ultra and U Play were unveiled by the company at an event yesterday and now it seems like the phones will be coming to India soon. HTC India website has already listed both the devices, however, the prices are yet to be announced.
Both the phones listed as dual SIM phones in India, whereas in other countries phones are listed as a single nano SIM phones. HTC has also followed the footsteps of Apple iPhones and removed the 3.5mm audio jack from the latest ‘U’ devices. Both the phones feature a 12MP rear camera with PDAF, laser autofocus and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The rear camera also supports Hyperlapse, 720p slo-mo video recording at 120FPS and 4k video recording with 3D Hi-res audio.
The HTC U Ultra houses 4 omnidirectional microphones which company claims to capture positional sound in your video and audio recordings. The company also boast about the DxoMark rating of 88 which surpasses the iPhone 7 Plus and just one score shy of the Google Pixel phones placed at a rating of 89. The phones feature a 16-megapixel front camera, and it comes with multiple modes such as Live Makeup, Voice Selfie, Selfie Panorama and records Full HD videos.
The phones also incorporate HTC USonic which according to company analyzes your inner ears with a sonic pulse and then adapts to you. Apart from HTC USonic, the U Ultra also features HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition, 3D Audio recording, Hi-Res audio stereo recording and noise cancellation.
Both the phones are powered by the same Snapdragon 821 processor and run on Android 7.0. Nougat with HTC Sense built on the top. The phones also feature an AI-based Sense Companion, an HTC’s own in-house developed an AI-based system which will work independently of Google’s voice assistant. Both the phones feature a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port.
The HTC U Ultra sports a 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels whereas the U Play sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display. The U Ultra also features a secondary display on top which shows priority notifications backed by Sense Companion. Both the phones come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 2TB with a MicroSD card.
Although HTC hasn’t said anything about the availability and the pricing of the phones in India, but we’re speculating them to launch the devices soon.