HTC U Ultra launched with AI companion and secondary screen, ditches headphone jack

HTC U Ultra launched.

By Sneha

HTC U series is finally here. HTC launched two new most awaited flagship devices - HTC U Ultra and U Play today. With the tagline "It's all about U", both the HTC U series smartphones are unveiled in four color variants which include - sapphire blue, ice white, cosmetic pink and brilliant black, and all the variants look absolutely stunning.

HTC U Ultra launched with AI companion and secondary screen


In terms of the design, the HTC U Ultra sports a symmetrical look Sapphire glass display at both front and back along with a liquid surface, which gives a 3D effect to the handset. In 2017, HTC has further plan to expand its U series, as 2017 will just be about 'U'. Sporting a 5.7-inch Super LCD display, HTC U Ultra also comes with a secondary 2-inch display, which is mainly dedicated to the new HTC AI assistant - The HTC Sense Companion.

Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, HTC U Ultra comes with HTC Sense Companion, an AI companion which is designed to support the users throughout the day. The HTC Sense Companion works pretty similar to that of Apple's Siri and Google Assistant.

SEE ALSO: Watch HTC unveiling the HTC U Ultra, HTC U Play live streaming here

On the audio front, in the last few years, HTC came up with BoomSound, however, U Ultra comes with a newly designed audio technology called "USonic", which is claimed to deliver the exact music that the artist would want the user to hear. As rumored, HTC removes the 3.5mm audio jack and brings sense adapted USonic.

HTC wants to set a benchmark in terms of imaging by combining resolution and low-light for both front and back camera. The U series smartphones will come packed with a 16MP selfie shooter along with several camera features which include - UltraPixel mode, phase detection and much more. Along with this, the handset is capable of recording 4K videos as well.


Besides, both the smartphones will come equipped with single-SIM and dual-SIM variants as well. In terms of the storage capacity, the U series phones will be packed with two inbuilt storage variants - 64GB and 128GB, wherein the first one bears Gorilla Glass 5 protection and the latter sports sapphire glass protection.

In terms of connectivity, HTC U Ultra includes 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C. All these heavy features will be backed by a 3000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0.

As far as the price is concerned, HTC didn't reveal any information. For more updates on HTC U Ultra, stay tuned to GizBot.

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