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.

source: HTC

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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. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

These damn full screen page redirect advertisements have finally got to me. I'm done. After something like 7 years I'm quitting coming to Phone Arena. I'll miss you PA but I'm sick of it.

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

You can use adblock! PH is okay for news and horrible in comments/ads. I only turn off adblock for those try to do weird redirects and dodgy links.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol, I get where you're coming from, but damn fam! That's like breaking up with a chick because here toes are weird....I.e. the epitome of first world problems. Side Note: I'm sure some of you have feet fetishes that I'd rather not delve into too deeply. All I have to say is, that's f**king gross bruh. I'm mean, people step on all manner of unspeakable filth during their lifespan, and you wanna lick on that s**t? Nah fam.... nasty ass.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*her *Other crap its too late at night to correct.....

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ha, I like that, weird toes lol.

9. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Adblock man.

3. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Go Doakie!

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

you know your company has become a graveyard when your phones comments section is actually filled with a 100% unrelated remarks about the supposed phone itself. heck, even level headed guys like Kiko are even indulging in the banter too. smh, DOA..

6. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol... can't argue with that. Makes me really sad to see them (HTC) struggling so much though. I've loved their phones since the One X.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL yea its just sad that people don't even bother making fun of HTC or hating on them anymore. It's alrite, HTC is focusing on the Vive, they seem to be playing it safe with phones and just doing their part. I guess that's all they can do.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Waiting for the ocean phone. This is very disappointing.

12. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

New U series from HTC causes so much interest that people discussing ad blocker, PA, women toes, foot fetish... I'm afraid after next article regarding HTC devices people will start discussing footjob. HTC badly needs someone who can tell: " We are not releasing U series. Go back start from scratch and make something people are expecting from us. Or you all are fired"...

13. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The back is taken straightly from a Galaxy phone.

14. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

My 1st impression is tht it looks identical to tht of the samsung galaxys

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