HTC U Ultra And HTC U Play: Australian Price, Specs And Release Date

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
Weight 170g 145g
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.


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