HTC has launched the limited edition of its latest flagship HTC U Ultra smartphone in the company’s home town, Taiwan. The limited edition of the HTC U Ultra comes with sapphire glass display and 128GB of internal storage. The phone retails for TWD 28,900, which translates to $950 USD.The 128GB variant of the HTC U Ultra is offered in the same colours as the 64GB variant i.e Blue, Black, Pink and White. To sweeten up the deal, HTC is offering a leather flip case, key ring and a Quick Charge 3.0 battery power bank to customers who pre-order the Sapphire Glass Edition HTC U Ultra.The 128GB version packs the same specifications as the 64GB variant, of course, apart from the sapphire glass display and the 128GB of expandable internal storage. The phone features a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen and a 2-inch secondary screen (2560x1040p) sits on top and displays notifications. The Sapphire Glass Edition HTC U Ultra is powered by 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM.The Sapphire Glass Edition HTC U Ultra also runs Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC’s Sense UI on top. The device also boasts a 12-megapixel HTC Ultrapixel 2 camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter. It supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS. It is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0.Whilst the Sapphire Glass Edition HTC U Ultra is available for local consumers in Taiwan, global fans have to wait for further updates about worldwide availability for the limited edition of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone.

HTC U Ultra Full Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight

    162.41 x 79.79 x 3.6-7.99 mm, 170g

  • Platform Android

    Android 7.0 with HTC Sense

  • Main Camera

    • 12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel)
    • PDAF + Laser focus
    • BSI sensor
    • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • ƒ/1.8 aperture
    • Sapphire lens
    • Dual tone LED flash
    • Self timer up to 10 seconds
    • Face detection
    • Pro mode with manual control, 16 sec. long exposure, and RAW format support
    • Auto HDR
    • Panorama
    • Zoe capture
    • Hyperlapse
    • Slow motion video (720P@120 fps)
    • 4K video recording with 3D Audio, Hi-Res audio
    • Video Pic
  • Location

    • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Sound

    • HTC Usonic
    • HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition
    • 3D Audio recording with 4 microphones
    • Hi-Res audio stereo recording
    • Hi-Res audio certified
    • Noise cancelation
  • Gesture and Others

    • Always on voice commands
    • Motion Launch
    • Sensor Hub for activity tracking
    • HTC Connect
    • Quite ring on pick up
    • Pocket mode
    • Flip to Mute
  • Display

    • 5.7 inch, Quad HD  (2560 x 1440 pixels) with Dual Display
    • Pixel density at 513 ppi (pixel per inch)
    • super LCD 5
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with curve edge (64G Model) / Sapphire Glass (128G Model)
    • Display color personalization
  • SIM Card Type

    Nano SIM

  • Front Camera

    • 16MP, with HTC UltraPixel mode
    • BSI sensor
    • Live make-up
    • Auto Selfie (keep still or smile)
    • Voice Selfie
    • Self timer up to 10 seconds
    • Auto HDR
    • Selfie Panorama
    • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Sensors

    • Ambient light sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Motion G-sensor
    • Compass sensor
    • Gyro sensor
    • Magnetic sensor
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Sensor Hub
  • Battery and Charging Speed

    • Capacity: 3000 mAh
    • Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 26 hours
    • Standby time on 3G/4G network: up to 13 days
    • Power saving mode
    • Extreme power saving mode
    • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Multimedia

    Audio supported formats:
    Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .ogg,  .mkv, .wav
    Recording: .3gp, .aac, .flac

    Video supported formats:
    Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .ts, webm, mkv
    Recording: .3gp, .mp4, .mkv

  • CPU Speed

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 64 bit quad-core, up to 2.15 Ghz

  • Memory

    • ROM: 64GB / 128GB, RAM: 4GB RAM
    • Extended memory: microSD up to 2TB (Use SIM2)
    • Flex Storage supported
  • Network

    • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE
    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G UMTS
    • AWS/850/900/1900/2100 (B4/B5/B8/B2/B1), HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
    • 4G LTE (up to 600Mbps)
    • FDD: Bands B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20/B28
    • TDD: Bands B38/B39/B40/B41 with 2CA, 3CA
    • VoLTE,Wi-Fi Calling
    • Support Cat 11 LTE, download up to 600 Mbps, upload up to 50 Mbps
  • Connectivity

    • NFC
    • BlueTooth 4.2
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • Streaming media from the phone to compatible Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay, Miracast Devices
  • Buttons Keys and Connection Ports

    • USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C
    • Capacitive keys
    • DisplayPort