HTC U Ultra: Innovative Flagship Smartphone with a Slew of Exclusives
HTC unveils its true potential in the form of a new flagship device pertaining to the ‘U’-series of smartphones. This gadget stacks in the latest version of Android followed by an intelligent, AI powered interface and a wide-array of other premium attributes. Let us take a closer look at the existing specs sheet:
HTC U Ultra offers a 5.7-inch primary display, exhibiting super LCD 5 technology and a display resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. This screen is further safeguarded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
This smartphone adorns a metallic chassis alongside glass-finished rear and front panels. The existence of multi-layered color makes the glass look exotic courtesy the ‘Optical Spectrum Hybrid’ deposition technology.
Other specs include dual-SIM support, dual-band Wireless compatibility, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C port and GPS/GLONASS for seamless navigation.
Acoustics are perfectly handled by a potent arrangement of 4 microphones, HTC BoomSound technology, HTC USonic enhancement and even 3D audio recording support. This gadget weighs 161 grams and will soon start rolling out in ice white, brilliant black, cosmetic pink and sapphire blue colors.
While there isn’t much to complain about this flagship, the hybrid SIM slot is more of a restrictive feature. Moreover, the 3,000mAh battery feels slightly underwhelming as compared to rest of the specs sheet.
The best features associated with HTC U Ultra include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC clubbed with 4 Kryo cores, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage limit. One can expand the internal storage limit to a massive 2TB, via the hybrid slot.
In terms of imagery, we get a 12MP shooter based on UltraPixel 2 technology. Other specs associated with this rear camera unit include laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording support and f/1.8 lens aperture. The 16MP selfie shooter is also a massive addition.
In terms of the operating system, we get Android Nougat 7.0 clubbed with an AI based HTC Sense UI. This handset also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.