HTC has launched its two latest smartphones in India on Tuesday dubbed as U Ultra and U play. U Ultra is priced at Rs. 59,990, and this latest mobile in India will be available from March 6 in Blue, Black, Pink, and White color variants. On the other hand, the HTC U Play has been priced at Rs. 39,990 and will be available from mid-March in Blue, Black, Pink, and White color variants. The biggest highlight of the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play is their Sense Companion feature, an AI-based system that learns the user's daily patterns to provide usage recommendations and friendly advice. Both smartphones are also bundled with HTC USonic earphones, which analyze the shape of the user's inner ears with a "sonar-like pulse" to adapt accordingly. HTC is also boasting of the "liquid surface" curved glass construction.
HTC U Ultra and the U Play are dual-SIM mobiles in India, and both the handsets have support for expandable storage in a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration. HTC is also bundling 1-year insurance that covers liquid damage and any physical damage to the phone. Additionally, the company is giving buyers a 7.5 percent cash back on Standard Chartered credit or debit card, if either smartphone is purchased between March 6 and May 31.
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The HTC U Ultra operates on Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense UI customization and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) Super LCD display, apart from a secondary 2-inch display with 1040x160 pixels resolution. The device has been powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The U Ultra has been launched in India in its 64GB inbuilt storage variant, with the company choosing to forego the 128GB model. The storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). The 64GB variant's display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, unlike the 128GB variant, which sports a display protected by Sapphire glass.
The HTC U Ultra comes with a 12-UltraPixel rear camera with 1.55-micron pixels, a BSI sensor, laser + phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilization, a f/2.8 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. For the selfie purpose, HTC U Ultra incorporates a 16-megapixel camera with an UltraPixel mode and a BSI sensor. Other specifications on the HTC U Ultra include 4G LTE with VoLTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, HTC Connect, and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity options. The other highlighting features of HTC U Ultra are its fingerprint sensor on the Home Button, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio support, as well as 3D Audio recording support with 4 microphones. This latest mobile in India by HTC comes with a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, which is rated to deliver up to 26 hours of talk-time and up to 13 days of standby time.
Coming to the HTC U Play, the Taiwanese company has launched the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant in India that sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass. This new HTC smartphone sports an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and gyroscope. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the Home Button and is powered by a 2500mAh battery with fast charging support (5V/2A) that is rated to deliver up to 15.21 hours of talk-time and up to 427.54 hours of standby time.
The HTC U Play has inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) and the connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, HTC Connect, and USB 2.0 Type-C. The device has been powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 SoC. HTC U Play has a 16-megapixel rear camera that comes with a BSI sensor, optical image stabilization, PDAF, a f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera on the handset sports a 16-megapixel sensor with an UltraPixel mode, a BSI sensor, a f/2.0 aperture with a 28mm focal length.
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