HTC has put the recently launched U Ultra smartphone on sale in India.The HTC U Ultra is available via company s official e-store, priced at Rs 59,990 for the 64GB variant. The smartphone is available in sapphire blue and brilliant black color options. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needyAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Long-term Review
The HTC U Ultra was launched last month in India, alongside the more affordable HTC U Play. Among the talking points of the U Ultra is the new HTC Sense Companion artificial intelligence platform. The platform is basically an AI-based system that learns the user’s daily patterns to give recommendations. It further uses data from the cloud to enhance user experience. The company has also added a new feature known as HTC USonic, which analyses your inner ears with a sonar-like pulse to enhance the overall listening experience.
Similar to the LG V20, the HTC U Ultra also features a secondary display that comes with 150×1040 pixels resolution. The smartphone also flaunts a liquid 3D design giving it a reflective appearance. The glass panel on the back looks like glittering liquid, which reflects light.
HTC U Ultra specifications
In terms of specifications, the HTC U Ultra boasts a 5.7-inch Super LCD 5 display with 2560 1440 pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Under the hood is a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB built-in storage. It further comes with microSD support for storage expansion up to 2TB.
For photography lovers, the smartphone sports a 12-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera featuring f/1.8 aperture with Optical Image Stabilization, super fast laser focus and PDAF with dual-tone LED flash. It is capable of shooting videos in 4K resolution with 3D Audio support. Upfront, it comes with a 16-megapixel front camera with UltraPixel mode.
Backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the smartphone comes with Quick Charge 3.0 and power saving, extreme power saving mode. On the connectivity options include front fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Type-C support. Following the footsteps of Apple s iPhone and LeEco, HTC U Ultra doesn t feature the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. On the software front, it runs on Android 7.0 Nogat-based HTC Sense out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: HTC U Ultra hands-on and first impressions
Despite the top-end specifications and features, it seems unlikely the HTC U Ultra will be able to set the market on fire. At Rs 59,990, buyers can also choose from popular devices like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to name a few. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also a flagship device worth considering, which can these days be found online for around Rs 43,000.
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