HTC’s first two glass-backed, AI-enhanced phones are about to launch in Australia. Here’s how much you’ll pay and when you can get one.
The HTC U Ultra will set you back $1199 in Australia, while the smaller HTC U Play will be $799. Both will be out in store and for online sales from March 8.
You’ll find both phones in blue, pink and black colour variants at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman, with Harvey’s also offering the U Ultra for pre-order.
|HTC U Ultra||HTC U Play|
|OS||Android 7.0||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Dimensions||162.41mm x 79.79mm x 7.99mm||146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm|
|CPU||Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.1 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Memory/Storage||64GB, 4GB RAM||3GB RAM/32GB or 4GB RAM/64GB|
|Display||5.7-inch Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen||5.5-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~513 ppi)||1080 x 1920 pixels (~428 ppi)|
|Camera||12 MP, 1.55µm pixel size, 26mm, f/1.8 aperture and 16 MP, 1080p (front)||16 MP, 1.0 µm pixel size, 28mm, f/2.0 aperture and 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 27mm (front)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery|
|microSD||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
To buy either phone on a plan, you’ll be heading to Vodafone. The HTC U Ultra will cost you $8 per month and the U Play $5 a month on a 24-month payment plan, and there’ll be various Red and MyMix plans on offer to bundle with the phone. Blue, black and white variants will be sold through Voda, as well as the pink U Ultra. To find a Vodafone pre-order for the U Ultra, look here.