HTC unveiled its U Ultra flagship handset and the compact U Play last month. Throughout its presentation, the company emphasized the mantra that the U-series is "about you". In fact, one of the highlights of the event was the "Companion platform" - HTC claimed that the more you use the devices, the more they'll learn about you, helping you become more productive.
The HTC U Ultra was announced with a price tag of $749 in the US, while the pricing and availability details for the U Play weren't revealed. The company has now opened pre-orders for both the devices in the UK.
Priced at £649 (~$800), the more premium U Ultra handset features a secondary display similar to that of the LG V10 and V20, and boasts the following specifications:
- Display: 5.7-inch, 1440x2560 pixels, ~513 ppi, Super LCD5
- Secondary display: 2-inch, 160x1040 pixels
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
- CPU: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
- GPU: Adreno 530
- Storage: 64/128GB, expandable up to 2TB via microSD slot
- RAM: 4GB
- Camera: 12MP rear, 16MP front
- Battery: 3000mAh, non-removable
Meanwhile, its slightly more compact sibling, the U Play boasts respectable specifications, but does come with a few compromises - such as the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS - given its price tag. Priced at £399 (~$500), the handset sports the following specifications:
- Display: 5.2-inch, 1080x1920 pixels, ~428 ppi, Super LCD
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
- CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-T860MP2
- Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 2TB via microSD slot
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Camera: 16MP rear, 16MP front
- Battery: 2500mAh, non-removable
According to HTC's website, the handsets will ship on March 1, and will be available in three colour options, including Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, and Ice White. You can check out the two flagship handsets at the company's website below.