HTC U Play with 5.2″ Display to Launch Alongside the U Ultra on January 12th

by Teja Chedalla 2

HTC announced to launch the all new U series on January 12th, right after the completion of CES 2017. While the company is rumored to launch three smartphones this new U series, the latest leaks suggest the launch of HTC U Ultra and U Play, along with the HTC One X10. While the HTC U Ultra and One X 10 are already leaked partially, today we got a little information about the rumored third device, HTC U Play. While the HTC U Ultra is said to be codenamed as HTC Ocean Note, the HTC Alpine is the codename for the HTC U Play.

This new HTC U Play features a 5.2-inch display, and we expect it to with at least Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. On the other, hand, the HTC U Ultra sports a large 6-inch display. As seen with the U Ultra, the U Play also lacks the 3.5mm audio port. While the Apple, LeEco, and Moto devices skipped the standard audio port, the HTC Bolt (a.k.a HTC 10 Evo) is the first smartphone from this particular manufacturer to miss the 3.5 mm audio port. However, the other device in the list, HTC One X10 will come with the regular set of connectivity options.

Take all these details with a pinch of salt as none of them are verified yet. Since the company already launched a couple of smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, all the three upcoming smartphones might also run on the latest Android OS. Instead of the HTC Sense UI on top, there are little chances to see the Sense Touch UI to be used by the company. Apart from the two U series devices, the specifications and first looks of the HTC One X10 might pack are already revealed by the reliable leakster, Evan Blass.

The HTC One X10 is the successor to the One X9 that was launched last year. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by  MediaTek’s Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. Even the recently launched Desire 10 Pro smartphone also came with the same Helio P10 SoC. It packs the 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and features a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. In the camera department, the One X10 features a 16.3MP rear camera and a 7.9 MP front camera. It comes with an all-metal body, and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear.

Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about these upcoming HTC smartphones. The official launch event is scheduled for January 12th.

(Note: The above used featured image is of HTC 10 Evo)

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • Vishal Giri

    I won’t like HTC’s without the audio port..

  • Nah! Not appealing!