HTC has begun the rollout of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for its last year’s flagship device, the HTC U Ultra, in India. The HTC U Ultra was launched last year in India for Rs 59,990 with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
The Android Soul reports that the update carries build number 2.19.400.1 and it is sized 1.32GB. Users can check for the latest update by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. With this, HTC joins the list of a handful of manufacturers who are eager to roll out Android Oreo update to their smartphones.
The Oreo update will bring the picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
To recall the specs of HTC U Ultra, the device 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 in two storage option namely 64GB and 128 GB, 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 now runs on Android Oreo 8.0 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.