Upcoming HTC U Ultra
The Upcoming HTC U Ultra SmartPhone
On January 12 2017 HTC is gearing up to showcase their new HTC device through their own event. This would be in between CES and MWC. Code named “Ocean” along side a teaser with a “U” as the center piece of the adverts we are expecting the new HTC U Ultra.
High end specs are expected to be included in this expected large device.
A quick run down:
- 6.0 Inch display
- 1440p display with ~490 pixels per inch
- IPS LCD 16Million color display
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Snapdragon 835 (Newest Qualcomm SoC MSM8998) (Octa core 4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
- Adreno 540 GPU
- microSD support + 64 GB internal storage
- 4GB RAM
- dUAL 24 mp + 13 mp Camera set up
- 4,000 MAh Li-Po Battery
Alongside other reported handsets such as the HTC U Play and the HTC X10 we are looking forward to the HTC U Ultra. There were leaked photos already floating around also called the “Ocean Note”. It may be HTC’s chance at taking some of the cake that the Note 7 left behind in 2016.
The device shows a secondary display, a QHD 6 inch panel and a nice big body with curves. The secondary display is found on the LG V20 but it seems to have found it’s way into HTC’s development.
As per the images we can see the secondary display panel showing the clock and the date even though the main display is turned off. This is an alternative to Samsung’s Always On displays. The secondary display is also used for quick app short cuts and notifications that may appear. We are interested to see how HTC will take this further compared to the LG V20’s secondary display functionality.
The U Ultra seems to have a very curvy body around the front and back. This is reminiscent of the fantastic Note 7’s curvaceous body. Most likely the HTC U Ultra will launch in four different colors of black, blue, white and pink.
The most exciting part of this leak is the specs. Running the newest Qualcomm 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor alongside 4GB of RAM we expect to see this device as the first 835 enabled speedy monster. If everything works out this may be HTC’s saving grace against Samsung and LG in 2017.
The image’s, however, show a single rear camera instead of a dual camera as many rumors purported. Also, with the removal of the fingerprint sensor from the back it seems to have been included on the front home button capacitative button.