HTC Launches the U Ultra and U Play in India: Price, Tech Specs, and More

One month after unveiling the HTC U Ultra and U Play at an event in London, Taiwanese electronics giant HTC have launched the devices in India at an event in New Delhi today. We bring you all the details of the price, tech specs, and availability of the HTC Ultra U.

The highlight of the two devices is the Sense Companion feature. This is a smart AI that can study your usage and provide recommendations, alerts, notifications based on that. Another key highlight is the HTC USonic earphones that can adapt to your ear structure and provide the best audio experience tailored to your ear structure.

HTC has also spoken highly of its sophisticated new liquid surface glass cover, with its perfect blend of metal and glass that transforms light as you turn your device.

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra and U Play India Price

The HTC U Ultra will be available in India exclusively from March 6th 2017 while the U Play will be available from the middle of March. HTC U Ultra is priced Rs. 59,990 while the U Play will cost buyers Rs. 39,990.

Both smartphones will be available in Blue, Black, Pink, and White color variants.

HTC is offering one year of free insurance on both devices that covers liquid or other physical damage to the phone. Buyers with a Standard Chartered credit or debit card are  eligible for a 7.5% cashback if a purchase is made between March 6th and May 31st 2017.

HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play - Tech Specs

Lets take a look at the tech specs of both these devices side by side.

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

HTC U Ultra
HTC U Play Gold

Display

The HTC U Ultra features a secondary display that lets you access important information like your top contacts, app shortcuts, and event notifications conveniently at the top of the screen.

Display

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Screen Size

5.7 inches

5.2 inches

Resolution

1440x2560 & 1040x160 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

Hardware

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Processor

2.15 Quad Core/Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

64-bit Octa-core/MediaTek™ Helio™ P10

RAM

4GB

4GB

Internal storage

64GB

64GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 2TB

microSD/ Up To 2TB

Camera

Camera

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Rear Camera

12MP

16MP

Front Camera

16MP

16MP

Flash

Available

Available

Camera Features

PDAF + Laser focus, BSI sensor,OIS, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Sapphire lens, Self timer, Face detection, Pro mode, Auto HDR,Panorama, Zoe capture, Hyperlapse, Slow motion video, 4K video rec, Video Pic, Live make-up, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Auto HDR, Selfie Panorama

Auto-focus, BSI sensor, OIS, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, Dual-tone LED flash, Selfie timer, Face detection, Volume button as shutter, Volume button to zoom, Pro mode, Auto-HDR, Panorama mode, Continuous shooting, Continuour shooting, Zoe Capture, Hyperlapse, Full HD 1080p video recording, Video Pic, Fixed-focus, Live Makeup, Auto selfie, Voice Selfie, Selfie Panorama, Touch to capture


Software

Software

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat

Skin

HTC Sense

HTC Sense

Connectivity

Connectivity

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

GPS

Available

Available

Bluetooth

v 4.2

v 4.2

NFC

Available

Not Available

Infrared

Not Available

Not Available

FM

Not Available

Not Available

SIM

SIM

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Number of SIMs

2

2

Type

Nano/Nano

Nano/Nano

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Available

Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

Not Available

Barometer

Not Available

Not Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

Battery

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Battery capacity

3000 mAh

2500 mAh

Quick Charging

No

Yes

Other Specs

Other Specs

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Play

Colors

Blue, Black, Pink, and White

Blue, Black, Pink, and White

Dimensions

162.41x79.79x7.99 mm

145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99 mm

Weight

170 gms

145gms

Price

Rs.59,990

Rs.39,990

Buy On

Both the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play will be available in online and offline stores from 6th March/Mid-March 2017.

What do you think of these two beauties? Would you be willing to play a premium price to get your hands on one of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Adeline Gear
 

Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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