HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS Edition was announced last month with top of the line Specs and features as the premium variant of the HTC U ultra. The device was announced in Taiwan but report has it that the newly released HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS EDITION will be unveiled in Europe, precisely Germany and Switzerland this month. The high-end smartphone will sell for €849 compared to the base version that goes for €699.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
The HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS Edition measures 162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 in dimension and weigh 170.00 grams. It is a 5.7-inch smartphone protected with a Sapphire glass at the front with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with 513 ppi pixel density. Meaning you get a visually impressive display with great sunlight visibility. There is a 2.05-inch secondary display with a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. All these make the HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS Edition unique compared to most flagship out there.
The reason you are paying so much for the Sapphire Glass edition is due to the extra layer of hardness that was employed on the phone and the upgrade from 64GB to 128GB of onboard memory. It comes with the durable and scratch resistant Mohs hardness of 9, which is mostly used on high-end watches.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box on top of Sense UI and is upgradable to the next Android version. On the performance side of thing, HTC U ULTRA sapphire is powered by 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
It has 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 2000GB via a MicroSD card.
When it comes to camera quality, the phone is not left behind, the HTC U Ultra sapphire is blessed with a 12-Ultrapixel primary camera at the back and a 16-megapixel front facing snapper.
CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS ON THE HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS EDITION
The HTC U Ultra Sapphire glass edition smartphone accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Meaning it’s a dual SIM device. Its Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and battery capacity is 3000mAh.
HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS EDITION SPECIFICATION REVIEW
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Screen Size||5.7 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels with 513 ppi pixel density|
|Display||Protected with Sapphire Glass with Secondary display of 160 x 1040 pixels, 2.05 inches|
|Dimension||162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821|
|Front Camera||Front: 16MP with flash|
|Back Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser & phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Memory||128GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 2000GB|
|Connectivity||GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB type C|
|Battery Capacity||3000mAh battery; 9V/2A fast charging|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor, NFC, Infrared|
|Colour||Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue|
HTC U ULTRA SAPPHIRE GLASS EDITION PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The phone was announced in Taiwan last month and will be available for purchase in the US, Canada and Australia soon. It will be available in Europe especially Germany and Switzerland comes April 18. It will sell for €849 compared to the base version that goes for €699.