HTC's official video shows fans in L.A. giving their first impressions about the HTC U Ultra
HTC is trying to do a better job marketing its new HTC U Ultra phablet. We've already shown you an official video of HTC fans getting their hands on the device for the first time. A new video was posted by HTC on Thursday, revealing what some of the manufacturer's L.A. fans thought about the phone. Some mentioned that the unit felt great in the hand and others loved the blue or white hued models.
The U Ultra is equipped with a 5.7-inch Super LCD 5 display, carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Snapdragon 821 chipset is under the hood, featuring a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. The 12MP rear-facing camera comes with an aperture of f/1.8, OIS and support for RAW images. A 16MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats, and a 3000mAh battery powers the phone. Android 7.0 is pre-installed.
Keep in mind that the U Ultra is not HTC's flagship model for 2017. The company's president of smartphones and connected devices, Chialin Chang, says that it will launch a Snapdragon 835 SoC powered flagship sometime in 2017. Chang has discussed HTC's game plan of creating a new phone around each new CPU release that it could build around. The HTC U Ultra does this with the Snapdragon 821 chipset, while the release of the Snapdragon 835 will warrant a new flagship to take advantage of everything that Qualcomm's latest has to offer.