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HTC Unwraps HTC U Ultra & HTC U Play Smartphones

Paul Briden 12/01/2017 - 2:38pm

HTC has now introduced two new smartphones for 2017, the HTC U Ultra & HTC U Play

HTC's "for U" tournament has now taken position, revealing the handset that used to be codenamed Ocean Observe because the company's new flagship, the HTC U Ultra, along a quite decrease spec tool dubbed the HTC U Play. The emphasis on all this "U" stuff is to do with HTC making those telephones extremely oriented against the person consumer's way of life, with a signature function being HTC Sense Spouse, a brand new AI assistant. Extra on that later despite the fact that.

Let's get started with the large issues; the specifications of the lead type, the HTC U Ultra.

HTC U Ultra Specifications

  • Show: 5.7in QHD LCD Show @513ppi, Secondary "Ticker" Show (For HTC Sense Spouse)
  • Dimensions162.41 x 79.79 x 3.6-7.99mm, 170g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Garage: 64GB/128GB Onboard, microSD Card Beef up
  • Number one Digital camera: 12MP UltraPixel (Similar As HTC 10); 1.55µm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Optical Symbol Stabilisation (OIS),Hybrid  Laser & Segment Detection Autofocus
  • Secondary Digital camera (Entrance):16MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Sort-C USB, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 - NO 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Worth: $749
  • Unencumber Date:March

Now, let's communicate slightly concerning the design. First, what leaps out is the inclusion of that secondary show above the primary one, this homes the brand new HTC Sense Assistant, however we're going to get to that during a second. HTC has talked slightly about its new "Liquid Floor" design philosophy, this means that a bodyshell that the company has attempted to stay as symmetrical as imaginable - it is a unibody design essentially comprised of steel, as in keeping with HTC's same old MO, then again, it is encased with an outer layer of glass. HTC discussed that a particular version of the handset can be launched later which can use Sapphire Glass for this outer layer, making it extremely robust and sturdy. In a different way despite the fact that, you are looking at common Corning Gorilla strengthened smartphone glass.

As in line with the leaks we noticed in the past, the handset is to be had in a choice of colors, together with white, black, a moderately colourful blue, and a cushy red.

The 3.5mm audio jack is long past, however the level of that is to permit HTC to have engineered a "USonic" customisation function for its integrated audio equaliser; the theory being you'll be able to positive music your revel in on your wireless or USB headphones. HTC has created a bespoke set of wireless headphones with integrated microphones; those will "pay attention" to sonic pulses and modify audio to compare your ears in particular - we are nonetheless now not solely transparent on how this works, nevertheless it feels like a fascinating concept however.


HTC Sense Spouse is an AI function built-into the Sense UI on most sensible of Android - HTC says it "learns from U". It really works with the a suite of 4 always-on lively microphones constructed into the handset; those will assist you to free up your phone by the use of voice instructions, in addition to it sounds as if organize battery intake in-line together with your day by day behavior. The assistant will even make tips in-line with issues in your calendar, social media, and so forth. Just about it guarantees to do the stuff all budding AI assistant tasks are promising, however as with issues up to now like Siri and Cortana, it is still noticed if it is if truth be told efficient or simply an traumatic gimmick.


The HTC U Play is far the similar deal options and design sensible, even though it lacks the secondary show for the HTC Sense Significant other - it nonetheless has the AI function onboard, then again. There may also be no Sapphire Glass version for this style. It will have to have a lower cost (but to be published) and a decrease spec - there also are two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB garage, the opposite with 4GB RAM and 64GB garage. Finally, the HTC U Play will send with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as an alternative of the 7.0 Nougat construct delivery at the HTC U Ultra. 


HTC U Play Specifications

  • Show: 5.2in 1080p LCD Show @428ppi
  • Dimensions145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5mm-7.99mm, 145 g
  • ProcessorMediatek Helio P10 CPU Octa-Core
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Garage: 32GB/64 Onboard, microSD Card Improve
  • Number one Digital camera: 16MP, 1µm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, Optical Symbol Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Secondary Digital camera (Entrance):16MP
  • Battery: 2,500mAh
  • Connectivity: Sort-C USB, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 - NO 3.5mm Headphone Jack
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