HTC U Ultra: all key new features

The HTC U Ultra is the first major Android flagship that has been unveiled in 2017.

And it's a stunningly well designed handset: with a metal frame and gorgeous glass on the back and the front, with refined curves and with top-notch hardware along with a few tricks, it has what it takes to pull up a fight.

It's also a different phone from HTC. The company that first started the trend of metal phones is now switching to a glass design. Times are changing.

To fully understand all that's new and note-worthy about this HTC U Ultra, we look at all its key new features one by one right below.

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U Ultra
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)



1. d1g1te

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

Where whole world is slowly heading towards bezel less phones, HTC is going opposite direction.More bezels for HTC! :D

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

The phone is a complete fail. 1. $750? (LOLLLL) 2. No headphone jack 3. 3000mah battery 4. Tacky design 5. Camera hump Perhaps get rid of the Camera hump, increase the battery, then add a 3.5mm headphone jack? HTC - It's as if you guys wanted to create a product that nobody wants.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$750 for a phone with last year's processor is plain stupid..

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I've got zero knwoledge of marketing etc, but I don't get it at all... Really everything that you said (minus the design, I must say that I like it) plus the release date.. March?! Are they trying to target their own 11? Why didn't they announce it somewhere in August/September..

2. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's like HTC is playing "Let's steal from everyone else from 2016" and Not focusing on up and coming designs and tech. Pretty sure the if thing to be a very small market for them but still DOA

3. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Editing is gone now?

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Where is the Vive phone?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm also disappointed the Vive phone wasn't announced Maybe they are saving that for MWC

5. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Well thanks alot HTC

7. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't mind them cherry picking some features and design from the competition that will make their product more attractive. I don't like the size though, too big to be mainstream. And following the no headphone jack trend is something they can't afford to do. Why put high quality audio on a phone and then skip the ports to make it useful? (especially on a phone with enough room to fit 3 headphone jacks)

15. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I dont think the special headphone they propose would work with 3.5 mm jack but then they could still leave the 3.5 mm jack anyway.

8. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

In a year when companies like samsung, Apple and even lg are supposedly going bezeless, htc decides to keep a 2015 look. Not to mention is a fusion on lg and samsung

10. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

I dont think/hope this is their 2017 flagship. The specs turn heads but it has an 821 which is kind of surprising to be releasing in march. And the design is nothing special stole it from sammy. Would have loved this had it refined the m8 design

12. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The U Ultra is what the US is getting but the smaller U Play is beijg made available outside of the US but the US won't get any. The side bezels in the comparison pic look quite slim and the phoje looks to be taller but narrower than the other 5.5"+ phones. PhoneScoop seems to have done a better comparison between the two U models.

14. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

seems like htc still living under the rock . their pricing will kill them as always ,they never learn .it's already too late to wake up from old days dream .

16. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

This is going to lose them even more money. I want HTC to succeed. The HTC10 was amazing but this phone is going to flop

17. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

have u ever wanted a Samsung and an LG phone at the same time? Well look no further! HTC got your back with the hump camera of S6 and S7 design and a dumb two screen set up on the front. Enjoy your "2017" design P.S. We (H)ate(T)his(C)ellphone too

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Iphonearena LeEcho was the first phone company to remove the head phone jack not Apple, so HTC is not following Apple, Apple and HTC is following LeEcho.

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