HTC U Ultra was announced over a month ago, but it has not yet started selling. While those in some Asian markets can expect to start seeing the phone as from this month, the rest of the world will be able to buy the phone as from next month.
The HTC U Ultra is already available for pre-orders in the U.S., UK and Middle East, but it is the latter market where the phone starts shipping early. Apparently, shipments will begin this week Tuesday while those in the UK can expect to see the phone as from March 1. As for the U.S., there is no specific date, but the company says that shipments will begin in mid-March.
In a new development, it seems that those in India can start purchasing the HTC U Ultra as from February 21, which is actually Tuesday this week. The phone has already been listed on the company’s official website with a “coming soon” release date, but this date seems to have arrived sooner than many thought.
Just to recap, the HTC U Ultra was launched on January 12 alongside the HTC U Play, but it seems the latter may be launched at a later time. The U Ultra has a 5.7-inch QHD display screen and a secondary ticker display screen above it that shares the same resolution. Under the hood, the flagship has a quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Both variants have room to expand the storage via a microSD card of up to 2TB.
On the software side, you have the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and HTC’s Sense UI on top. The back of the phone has a 12MP Ultra Pixel 2 lens that supports PDAF, OIS and has an aperture of f/1.8. The front comes with a 16MP Ultra Pixel lens, but the aperture is slightly smaller at f/2.0. To keep it alive is a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging via a USB-C port.
As expected from an HTC phone, the U Ultra comes with BoomSound, fingerprint scanner as well as 3D audio recording with up to four mics. There are still no price details so far, but they should be revealed tomorrow.