A new variant of HTC U Ultra with Sapphire Glass which is named as HTC U Ultra Sapphire has now been announced in Taiwan. The HTC U Ultra Sapphire was launched in India last month with 64GB internal memory for Rs 59,990. The new variant comes with Sapphire Glass display and 128GB of internal memory.
The U Ultra LimitedSapphire Glass Edition will be available in Taiwan next week for the price of $945 which is approximately Rs 61,800 which is higher than the price tag on the standard U Ultra with Gorilla Glass 5 and 64GB in India. The smartphone is currently available for pre-orders in Taiwan and customers who pre-order the phone before March 28 will get a free leather case, power bank, and key ring.
Sapphire Glass is made out of crystallizing aluminium oxide, produced at high temperatures and pressures to make the device more resistant to scratches and falls. In India, the smartphone is available in sapphire blue and black colour options. Apart from the screen coating and internal memory, the specifications of this new edition are same as the existing U Ultra smartphone. The availability of this variant in other global markets is not known at the moment.
For the specs, the U Ultra sports a 5.7-inch QHD display with a screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels along with a secondary display of 2.0-inch with 160×1040 pixels resolution. The secondary display functions similar to what we have seen in LG V20 in the past. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. The device is backed by 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB internal memory, with an expandable storage option.
On the camera front, the device sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.55-micron pixels, f/1.8 aperture, hybrid autofocus which include inbuilt phase detection autofocus and laser autofocus, OIS, dual tone LED flash. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm focal length. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC Sense on top of it and is juiced by 3000 mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Further, The company has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack in favour of USB-C connector and a new feature known as HTC USonic, which analyses your inner ears with a sonar-like pulse to enhance the overall listening experience.