The sapphire edition of the HTC U Ultra will sell in Europe for €8498
Remember that U Ultra with sapphire screen and 128GB that HTC announced last month in Taiwan? Well, it looks like the smartphone will soon be introduced in Europe in April.
Despite what many analysts believed, HTC managed to launch the U Ultra with sapphire screen earlier than they have expected. The smartphone will be available for purchase in Germany and Switzerland on April 18, and it will cost no less than €849 outright.
Unlike the 64GB model that doesn't feature a sapphire glass, the new variant comes with 128GB of storage inside and a display with a Mohs hardness of 9. The extraordinarily durable glass that covers the HTC U Ultra's screen is mostly used for premium watches due to its high resistance to scratches.
That's the main reason the smartphone cost so much more than the HTC U Ultra with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that's currently available in Europe for €699.
Aside from the larger amount of internal memory and the exceptionally strong display, there are no differences between the 64GB and 128GB HTC U Ultra models.
Customers who really want the sapphire edition of the HTC U Ultra can already pre-order the smartphone in Germany and Switzerland. There's a high chance that HTC's premium phone will be launched in other European countries following the announcement in Germany.