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HTC today unveiled its new U series of Smartphones dubbed HTC U ultra and HTC U play .Of the duo , the HTC U play is smallest , less exciting and cheaper compared to the high end HTC U Ultra .
Devoid of any secondary display ,the HTC U play comes with similar rear and front glass with metal frame in between .It comes with a pretty nice 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels,and powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor ,which is understandably not a bad cut in processor make and power considering the price difference . Unlike the U ultra , the HTC U play RAM & storage has been reduced to feature 3GB of RAM and only 32GB of native storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage ,but still very much supports memory expansion via microSD card slot.
Handling photographic functions for the HTC U Play is a 16MP rear and front facing camera with OIS , f/2.0 and phase-detection autofocus . The 16MP camera on the HTC U play is not expected to outperform the 12MP UltraPixel shooter of the U Ultra, due to its smaller pixels, and its attendant bad performance in low light.
Other specs and features of the HTC U play include HTC’s new Sense companion, a voice-controlled smart assistant similar to the Google Assistant and Siri , front fingerprint sensor ,HTC USonic, Dual microphones with noise cancelation , Android 6.0 Marshmallow , 2500Mah battery with fast charge , Hybrid dual SIM ,4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C.
HTC U Play specifications
- 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with up to Mali T860 GPU
- 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Hybrid dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
- 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS
- 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, UltraPixel mode
- Fingerprint sensor
- HTC USonic, Dual microphones with noise cancelation
- Dimensions: 145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5-7.99mm; Weight: 145 grams
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C
- 2500mAh battery with fast charging
Priced at $ 13,900 (US$ 438 / Rs. 2980 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version , the HTC U play will hit the stores later in March 2017