HTC’s 2017 plans include that which sees the smartphone company releasing an early range of smartphones into the market to captivate its customers, as the New Year rolls in. With this in view, HTC rolled out the U-Play and the U Ultra smartphones with the best possible personalization feature possible. Based on the customization features, however, the smartphones have been tagged phones for teens based on the fact that the device lets you tune in its audio to fit the listener’s specific hearing frequency.
Both HTC smartphones, the U Play and the U Ultra, are equipped with the built-in voice assistant service from HTC which all the way supports the Google service which provides help in making calls and texts.
The Smartphones also has the HTC Sense Companion integration which relates as a companion to users of the smartphone serving to remind users to bring along with them an umbrella in case the weather forecast for the day indicates the possibility of rain or reminds users to try to accomplish whatever is on their reminder for the day.
HTC also integrated a mall display in front of the U Ultra at the top right corner where users can put contacts, applications, notifications and others.
The smartphones other than the customizable features spot pretty impressive features courtesy HTC as they are available in four color variants of Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, and Sapphire Blue.
The HTC Ultra sports a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 and packs an impressive 4GB of RAM. Running on the device is a Snapdragon 821 processor by Qualcomm and an internal storage size of 64GB of 128GB depending on the variant.
The U-Play sport a mid-range 5.2-inch screen with a display resolution of 1920×1080. The internationally available device I available in variants just like the U Ultra but the main distinguishing factor is there are two variants of the smartphone regarding the RAM as one variant sports the 3GB RAM while the other sports 4GB of RAM. Also based on the internal storage memory, there is the 32GB variant and also a 64GB variant of the HTC U-Play. Running on the device is the MediaTek processor, and Helio P10 SoC which is a 64-bit Octa-core processor and a battery taunted to last 15 hours of talk time.
The Taiwanese manufacturer, however, displayed the smartphone at the CES 2017 with it receiving several applauds for HTC’sintegration of sleek design and customizable features on the latest smartphones.
Other specs featured on the latest HTC product include the HTC U Play’s metal frame layered with the Gorilla Glass. There are however rumors that HTC might be planning to release a possible Sapphire glass variant of both smartphones later in the year. Both smartphone along with their massive internal storage space also get the microSD slot which allows for further expansion of the memory allocation.
As with the camera, the HTC U Play sports a 16MP camera both on the front and rear panel. However, HTC deemed it fit to equip the rear-facing camera with the phase detection autofocus technology although analysts have pointed that the camera specs may give it a low performance in low light situations. Along with these, the smartphone is powered by a 2,500mAh battery and also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and the HTC USonic adaptive in-ear headphone which boasts of a significant upgrade for better feel and sound production.