HTC U Play

Along with its new high-end phone that was just announced, HTC also launched U Play, its latest mid-end smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with Sense UI on top. Unlike U Ultra, this lacks dual display setup; is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, and packs a smaller battery. The phone however comes with the new AI-based Sense Companion app for smart suggestions.

It comes in two variants, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, both expandable via MicroSD slot included (up to 2TB). The U Play has dual noise-cancelling microphones; harbors a fingerprint sensor beneath the home button, and lacks 3.5mm audio jack.

HTC U Play Specifications

  • 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with full-HD (1920×1080 pixel) resolution, 424ppi, Gorilla Glass protection
  • 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, Mali-T860 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), OIS, dual-tone LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, UltraPixel mode
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, Sense UI
  • Fingerprint scanner (beneath home button)
  • Dual noise-cancelling mics, HTC USonic
  • Single SIM/Hybrid dual SIM (region dependent)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 2500mAh, fast charging
  • Dimensions: 145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5-7.99mm
  • Weight: 145 grams
  • Color(s): Ice White, Sapphire Blue, Cosmetic Pink, Brilliant Black

The 4GB RAM version is priced around NT$ 13,900 (US$438) while pricing details of the 3GB RAM version is yet unknown. There is no word on availability either.

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