HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play smartphones have been officially unveiled. Here all the official images of their color variants along with details on pre-orders, pricing and availability.
HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play Design and Color Variants
The HTC U Ultra and U Play smartphones have their metallic chassis is sandwiched between Gorilla Glass 5 sheets on both sides. The 3D contoured glass design that is described as “liquid surface” by the Taiwanese company allows both smartphones to boast distinctive reflective design.
To achieve it, HTC has adopted a new process of bonding multiple layers of colors to the glass to reflect light beautifully. However, the glossy design seems to attract fingerprints easily.
The HTC U Ultra and U Play are available in vibrant colors like Brilliant Black, Ice White, Sapphire Blue and Cosmetic Pink. The HTC U Ultra comes in 64 GB and 128 GB storage variants, but the latter one is a luxurious model that features the ultra-hard sapphire glass for its display.
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HTC U Ultra, U Play Pre-orders, Pricing and Availability
The 64 GB HTC U Ultra costs $749 whereas the 128 GB variant is priced at $910. HTC has already started receiving pre-orders for the 64 GB model from Jan. 12 on htc.com. It will start shipping the orders from mid-March.
As of this writing, the Cosmetic Pink variant is unavailable in the U.S. Also, the 128 GB HTC U Ultra pre-orders will start on a later date. Both the smartphones are currently sold unlocked in the U.S. These models support AT&T and T-Mobile GSM networks.
The 32 GB and 64 GB models of HTC U Play will available in the market by Q1 2017. The 32 GB HTC U Play is priced at $440. However, the pricing of 64 GB model is currently unavailable.
HTC U Ultra, U Play Specs At a Glance
The HTC U Ultra has a 5.7-inch quad HD LCD5 screen and a secondary display of 2.05 inches that supports a resolution of 160 x 1,040 pixels. Other features include Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB and 128 GB storage models, hybrid SIM microSD slot OIS enabled 12-megapixel rear shooter, 16-megapixel selfie snapper, Android 7.0 Nougat, USB Type-C port, fingerprint scanner and 3,000 mAh battery.
The HTC U Play has a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 full HD screen, a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage, hybrid SIM microSD slot, OIS enabled 16-megapixel camera, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB Type-C port, fingering scanner and 2.500 mAh battery. Both smartphones lack 3.5 mm audio jack.