Images and specs for the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play leak prior to January 12th unveiling?
by Alan Friedman / Jan 10, 2017, 10:54 AM
With the unveiling of both models possibly just two days away, specs for the pair were leaked today on weibo. According to the post by a tipster named @Upleaks, we should expect the HTC U Ultra to carry a large Gorilla Glass protected 6-inch display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The new top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chipset is said to be powering the phone with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of internal storage. A dual-camera setup (24MP and 13MP) is on back along with a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. A second screen seemingly appears near the selfie camera in front. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery with a fingerprint scanner on back.
For the HTC U Play, the same weibo site listed rumored specs that include a 5.2-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10) chipset is under the hood containing an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is on board along with 32GB of native storage. Both back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 16MP, and a 2500mAh battery is included. This model reportedly features a front-facing fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.
We strongly suggest that you take these specs with multiple grains of salt. The Snapdragon 835 isn't expected to be powering any devices until the Samsung Galaxy S8 is released in April. This would seem to invalidate the specs listed above for the HTC U Ultra, although we should point out that the rest of the specs listed for that model are plausible.
In the slideshow below, you will find photos that allegedly show the HTC U Ultra. The problem is that without a dual camera setup and fingerprint scanner on back, these photos do not match the rumored specs found in this story. Considering that we have already found some questionable things about the specs, we are inclined to believe that there is a better chance that the photos are legitimate.
source: @Upleaks via Techtastic.nl (translated)
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Yeah I'll be shocked if either of these come with the 835 chip. 821 seems more likely , and if the Pixel is any indication, that's perfectly fine.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 10:58 AM 9
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Also, the pictures don't line up with the reported specs. Where is the dual-camera on the back?
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 11:31 AM 6
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I was just thinking about this. It could be that the pictures we saw were not the Ultra (it didn't even appear to be a 6 inch display) but rather the lower mid-range U Play. This would make sense considering that it had a plastic finish and it only had one front facing and rear facing camera.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 3:16 PM 2
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The HTC 10 was one of the first phones from the big manufacturers to come with the SD820 (a month after the S7 series, and the same month as the LG G5), so why not this? The Nexus phones that got released just before those 3 had the SD810 and 808, so I'm not sure why the Pixel is an indication of what the next gen HTC would have.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 11:52 AM 1
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"The HTC 10 was one of the firstphones from the big manufacturers to come with theSD820 (a month after the S7 series, and the same month as the LG G5), so why not this?" Because thaat scenario isn't likely to repeat itself, as it's Samsung, not TSMC, who is manufacturing the 2017 flagship Snapdragon SoC!
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 1:35 PM 0
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The 2016 HTC flagship had the 2016 flagship Snapdragon SoC Both the 2016 and 2017 flagship Snapdragon SoCs are made by Samsung Hence 2017 HTC flagship will probably also have the 2017 flagship Snapdragon SoCs As well HTC having been using new flagship Snapdragon SoCs in their new flagships since 2013
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 2:55 AM 0
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HTC is still releasing pricey phones with Mediatek chips, the 4 year old entry-model chip Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 810. Google wanted the latest Snapdragon 821 in the Nexus phone, you can't use that to generalize about HTC own phones. Unless it's HTC's absolute top-model line the 9/10/11 series they will try to save as much money on the hardware as possible.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 4:50 AM 0
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this actually, but most worringly, the image above depicts the actual device (from my sources) and if we go by that, the phone would not spot a dual camera sensor set-up thereby making the rest of the leaked specs unreliable. I mean in 2017 you'd probably launch a phone without dual camera set-up, a 6" display, no head phone jack, 4 gigs of ram, and most probably without the aforementioned SD835? what a shame smh. guess my attention should shift to the P10 and the galaxy s8 tbh as I believe the G6 will most probably flatter to decieve. As always!!!
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 11:58 AM 0
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SD835 shouldn't be ready yet...but who knows. anyway, if Ultra comes with it, i expect it to be sold in few numbers for a price around 1200€ (1000€ if it SD821 inside), this other phone with an old MTK wil be cheap, only 600-700€.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 3:46 PM 0
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They just copied the LG V10/V20 second screen? Do not like the design unoriginal and bland.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 10:59 AM 5
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S7 is that you lol , shameless design copy , I expect this from others but not from you HTC.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 10:59 AM 3
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Looks like a glossy Note 4 to me
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 11:10 AM 5
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Those colors are nice,mainly the blue and that pinkish color on the end
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 11:02 AM 4
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