The Htc U Play was launched on 21st February, 2017 in India. The device comes with HTC sense companion and voice recognition built in. The HTC USonic analyzes your inner ears with a sonic pulse, and then adapts to you. The Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for twice the shutter time with less blur, and PDAF speeds up auto focus times so you don’t miss a moment. There is also an Auto HDR, that makes difficult back-lit shots surprisingly easy. The smartphone is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) that accepts Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The U Play is available in Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Blue, Cosmetic Pink and Ice White.
The device comes with a 5.2 inches FHD 1080p capacitive touchscreen display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and display type of super LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass). The display features pixel density at 428 ppi.
PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
The smartphone makes use of a 64-bit octa core MediaTek MT6755 Helio, that is coupled with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 2TB with the help of a microSD card.
The device sports a 16MP camera with 2160p@30fps, Geo Tagging, auto focus, BSI sensor, OIS, PDAF, face detection, zoe-capture, hyperlapse, panorama, continuous shooting. Up front, the smartphone makes use of a 16MP selfie camera, featuring live makeup, auto and voice selfie, selfie panorama, auto HDR, touch to capture etc.
The connectivity aspects include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, v4.2, A2DP, LE, USB 2.0, Type-C, with A-GPS, GLONASS and hybrid dual sim (nano + nano/microSD).
The smartphone packs a non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mah battery, with fast charging(5V/2A). The battery provides talktime on 3G network up to 15.21 hours, and standby time on 3G network up to 427.54 hours. There are also power saver mode and extreme power saving mode.
The device runs Android 7.0(Nougat), out of the box. The OS features some gestures like Motion launch, Voice commands, Sensor Hub for activity tracking, HTC Connect - 3 - finger swipe for easy wireless multimedia streaming, Reduce ringtone volume on pick up, Pocket mode - Louder ringtone and Flip to mute ringtone.
The sensors are Ambient light, Proximity, Motion-G, Compass, Gyroscope, Magnetic and Fingerprint.
The Htc U Play price in India starts from Rs. 19,999 for 4GB and 64GB variant.