HandsOn: HTC U Ultra Does Major Changes Matter: HTC has finally shift their move from their flagship lineup with new U lineup, as it knows to everyone that HTC is facing really tough time recent years, but they are trying to capture attention. As their M7 and M8 lineup are most like by a user but its successor won’t keep much and led to a failure of M9 and HTC 10. Though HTC 10 is a really nice smartphone but it won’t able to catch people’s eye. But this won’t let happen this time as HTC new Flagship lineup called as HTC U so let know more about it.
HTC U Family is the flagship for HTC for 2017, as recently HTC has launched two model called as HTC U Ultra which is high-end flagship and HTC U Play which us mid-range smartphone. HTC has made some revolutionary changes from their design to bring new features which we gonna unveil to you. The company hopes that this lineup may perform better than their predecessor.
HTC U Ultra: Glass May Better Than Aluminium
While in announcement HTC won’t clear much about the device lineup as this will replace HTC current flagship device HTC 10 or not. While seeing on the spec sheet it is clear that HTC will make another smartphone announcement with new Snapdragon 835 Processor as for this year flagship.
Talking about HTC U these smartphone first HTC smart which drops metallic design over new 3D contoured Glass design which made this device more attractive while more gorgeous as it looks a little bit like Samsung or Huawei design language. The surface of the phone is super reflective which made a really good reflection of the back so when you see the device you’ll see a reflection. While it very hard to capture an image of the device as its reflective surface won’t able to do this, but if you’ll see this device you’ll surely know. A tough size of the smartphone won’t able to match flagship smartphone lineup as this big phablet and mid-range device.
Firstly talk about HTC U Ultra as expected device has some flagship capability which may raise you to bar that it may include Snapdragon latest offering flagship processor which might expect from this device but the best thing is yet to come from HTC. While from inside it is power with Snapdragon 821 Quad Core CPU with 4GB of RAM with Storage option of 64GB and 128GB and also include 2TB of external storage. The dimension of device 162.41 x 79.79 x 3.6-7.99mm for the Bigger model.
While quite disappointing is its display as Ultra has significantly large display of 5.7-inch which is way bigger than HTC 10’s display of about 5.2-inches. It has a Q-HD resolution which made this device looks more vibrant while Super LCD5 its little bit down for this device. But the major attraction points its second display on the top side which works same as LG’s V series smartphone, while HTC put their AI which works along with your Apps so it will give better suggestion what you have to do now if scheduled. The resolution of Display is 160×1040 so seeing a various notification like Email, Contact, and various other looks very clearly.
HTC puts fingerprints sensor under display which you have familiar with HTC 10 and A9. The button works as both Home button and fingerprint sensor. HTC also promises that fingerprint works blazing fast and accurate. On the top of the Display major camera Improvement, you may see 16MP camera that also can be easily switched to Ultra Pixel mode which means more good image as Ultra Pixel let more light in the device.
While one back side, you’ll find 12MP UltraPixel 2 Camera sensor same as last year flagships pattern with laser auto focus and PDAF which made photos more impressive and awesome. The camera also has OIS means more stable shots. Camera sensor has a 1.55µm pixel size, and an f/ 1.8 aperture. But all these configurations means that Good picture will be shot from this device. As spec looks pretty solid but needs the device to come out then we will able to compare with recent giants.
The battery on this device is around non-removable 3,000 mAh which may look little for this size as HTC 10 has same battery. But for charging fast you’ll surely get QuickCharge 3.0. Port for charging and syncing is Type-C while major things gone from the device is 3.5mm headphone jack which may mean that Apple is right for their courage. So listening music while charging is an issue while you can use a wireless option like Apple new AirPods or Bose QuiteComfort Wireless Range. Talking about music and hot to forget HTC Boom Sound as this awesome sound quality will help you keep the miniature HiFi speaker in your pocket. While the main thing starts when you plug headphone to Type C port you will feel a difference.
While on software side HTC U Ultra runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense technology. As it has all the feature of Sense UI 6.0 with customization and each and everything. As this year is full of AI so how we forget Sense new companion which is a personal assistant and keep learning from you habit and let you remind about that in time. Like telling Weather, nearby Restaurants and various other things. HTC keep updating this technology as time passes. While in addition HTC U Ultra features advanced voice recognition, responding even if your phone is asleep, letting your reject calls, take calls, dismiss alarms and more — all from your voice.
HTC U Ultra pricing and availability
Talking about price HTC won’t let us know about it the sales start from exclusively from htc.com. As for color choices as it pretty obvious guess of Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, and Sapphire Blue.
Let see how this champ may help HTC to get out from a drop and perform better.