The HTC U Ultra and U Play showcase a new design direction and specs
U Ultra Specifications -
The phone uses a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 LCD screen for its primary display, with the secondary panel being 2.0 inches and 160x1040. Powered by 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage can be expanded up to 2000GB via a microSD card and a 3000mAh battery. It measures 162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 170.00 grams. The HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of box.
The rear camera is HTC's "Ultrapixel" sensor with 12MP, plus optical image stabilization and a laser focus, all behind an F/1.8 lens. The front-facing camera is a conventional sensor with an impressive 16MP resolution, and the fingerprint sensor and dedicated headphone jack for a unified USB-C port.
The HTC U Ultra is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
U Play Specifications -
The HTC U Play is the U Ultra's smaller and cheaper cousin. Styling is similar to the more expensive model, with a 5.2" 1080p LCD. The processor is MediaTek Helio P10, and storage and RAM will vary depending on region, 32GB/64GB and 3GB/4GB respectively, with a MicroSD card slot on all models.
The rear camera is a conventional (not UltraPixel) 16MP sensor with an F/2.0 lens, which is mirrored for the front-facing cam with drops the headphone jack. The smaller phone keeps the USB-C port, and a 2500mAh battery. Even so, the overall thickness is the same as the U Ultra at 7.99mm, and it has the same fingerprint sensor beneath the front display. The HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of box.The HTC U Play runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of box.