It is happening: HTC introduces Ultra, a flagship with AI, secondary screen but no headphone jack

By Muneeb Ahmad on
January 12, 2017
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The year 2017 has already had a kick-start when it comes to technology with the recently concluded Consumers’ Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada – an exhibition that is definitely the biggest event of high-tech happenings from around the globe. Few days into 2017, and we see HTC announcing its next flagship: the HTC U Ultra.

HTC U Ultra is a 5.7-incher, the latest, and the most high-end offering from HTC. Unlike the past HTC flagships, the smart-phone sports a glass body. Image — The Verge

The smartphone which is being assisted by the Artificial Intelligence also boosts a secondary display along with the primary, but no headphone jack. Image — The Verge


Cutting down to the specifications, the smartphone has the current flagship level specifications. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 821, and is offered with 4GB of RAM. It comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage, that can be expanded up to 2TB of extra storage through a Micro SD card. There is a 12 Mega Pixel UltraPixel shooter, at the back but a 16 Mega Pixels front camera. The smartphone has a 3,000 mAh battery.

HTC has replaced the headphones with the newer USonic earphones, that uses ‘sonar-like’ capabilities. The smartphone will come with Android 7, Nougat out of the box.

To make the smartphone more artificially intelligent, HTC has introduced Sense Companion, which is a virtual voice-activated assistant, along with the flagship. HTC has started pre-selling HTC U Ultra with 64GB of storage and color choices of blue, black, white, and pink; in US today for $749. The phones will start shipping in March.

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