HTC U Ultra and U Play, Price and Specifications

HTC U Ultra and U Play will adapt to user habits

As planned, HTC held in Taiwan a press conference in which new smartphones U Ultra and U-Play were presented. Washer received a number of unique features, such as machine learning technology, so that they can adapt to the user’s habits.

Both smartphones are made in a completely new design for the company with the use of glass on both the front and rear. This curved glass edge and smoothly into the metal frame in the middle. Following the latest trends in the U Ultra U-Play and no 3.5mm jack, and connect the headphones and charging through USB Type-C.

Both HTC smartphones have a Home button below the display, combined with a fingerprint reader. However, she, for some reason, just shifted to the lower end. At the rear, in addition to the company logo, camera, and flash, nothing more.


The greatest interest is the flagship model of HTC U Ultra. This handset has a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of pixels and last year 2560h1440 processor Snapdragon 821. The distinctive feature of the smartphone has become a small secondary display located above the ground. The solution is very similar to what we saw in the LG V20. The auxiliary screen allows for quick access to favorite contacts and applications, as well as to display various information and receiving notifications.

HTC U Ultra

Another feature of HTC U Ultra was the camera. The smartphone is set a 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.55 microns and a lens with a value of  f / 1,8 diaphragm. Of the extra features worth noting is the presence of the optical stabilization and phase detection autofocus.

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Most likely, it’s the same camera that is installed in the HTC 10. But the front camera has a resolution of as much as 16 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2,0 and UltraPixel shooting mode, where several pixels are combined to 4-megapixel resolution, which allows you to take better photos in low light conditions.

HTC U Ultra

Specifications HTC U Ultra:

  • 5.7-inch IPS-display with a resolution 2560h1440 pixels;
  • 2-inch extra IPS-display with a resolution 160h1040 pixels;
  • 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon processor 821 with a frequency of 2.15 GHz;
  • Adreno 530 graphics accelerator;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64/128 GB internal storage (UFS 2.1) with the possibility of extension;
  • 12-megapixel main camera with a pixel size of 1.55 microns and a lens with a value of f / 1,8 diaphragm;
  • 16-megapixel front camera;
  • the battery capacity of 3000 mAh that supports fast charging;
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat;
  • 4G LTE support;
  • Fingerprint’s scanner;
  • connector USB Type-C (USB 3.1);
  • stereo BoomSound;
  • dimensions: 162,41 x 79,79 x 7,99 mm;
  • weight: 170 g

Model U Play

Model U Play is more compact and simpler in terms of technical characteristics. It installed 5.2-inch Full HD-display processor from the MediaTek, the main camera is 16 megapixels with optical stabilization and aperture f / 2,0, as well as the battery smaller volume.

HTC U Play

HTC U Play is deprived of a second display, stereo speakers, and laser autofocus and connector USB Type-C corresponds to the USB 2.0 standard. But based on the design of the hull and he repeats the “elder brother”.

Specifications HTC U Play:

  • 5.2-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels;
  • 64-bit eight-processor MediaTek Helio P10 with a frequency of 2.0 GHz;
  • graphics accelerator Mali-T860 MP2;
  • 3/4 GB of RAM;
  • 32/65 GB of internal memory (eMMC 5.1) with the possibility of extension;
  • 16-megapixel main camera with optical stabilization;
  • 16-megapixel front camera;
  • the battery capacity of 2500 mAh that supports fast charging;
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat;
  • 4G LTE support;
  • Fingerprint’s scanner;
  • connector USB Type-C (USB 2.0);
  • dimensions: 145,99 x 72,9 x 7,99 mm;
  • weight: 145 g
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Specifications HTC U Play

A key feature of the new smartphone app was Sense Companion, created based on machine learning. It is closely connected with other parts of the system, such as phone, contacts, notifications, applications and battery management. For some time exploring Sense Companion user habits and the way of its interaction with the smartphone. Then it will offer different recommendations, manage notifications, notify contacts to monitor the activity and unused applications to conserve battery power.

HTC U Ultra and  U Play  will be available in several versions:

  • HTC U Ultra 64 GB of internal memory and a glass Gorilla Glass 5 is already available for pre-order for $ 750;
  • HTC U Ultra with 128 GB of internal memory and a sapphire glass will cost $ 910;
  • HTC U Play will be released this quarter for $ 440 with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM;
  • HTC U Play with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM will be released this quarter, but the price is still unknown.


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