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HTC U Ultra Specs & Price – Dual Screen Phone

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HTC U Ultra is a new flagship phablet launched in January 2017 with a dual-screen design. With the flop of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the U Ultra is another phablet that aims to take its place. HTC U Ultra sports a brilliant 5.7-inch display with download speeds of up to 600Mbps on 4G LTE.

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HTC U Ultra Key Specs & Features

  • 5.7-inch Super LCD5 Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (513ppi)
  • 2.05-inch Second Display (Above main Screen)
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 64GB or 128GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 12MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 600Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 3000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

HTC U Ultra

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The Design

HTC U Ultra offers a similar design as the HTC U Play with the front and back covered in glass and a metal frame. The phablet is available in Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue and like the iPhone 7 Plus lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.

Display and Cameras

HTC U Ultra sports a 5.7-inch super LCD 5 display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display looks brilliant for watching movies and browsing the web. Above the main screen, the HTC U Ultra has a secondary screen for displaying updates, notifications, and shortcuts without interruptions.

HTC U Ultra showing the Second screen
Notice the second screen above the main screen

The secondary screen measures 2.05-inch with a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. A 16 megapixels camera is provided in the front for taking selfies. The camera has an UltraPixel mode that lets in 4 times more light for brighter selfies. The front is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There will also be a model with Sapphire Crystal glass.

HTC U Ultra sports a brilliant 12 megapixels camera on the back. The camera features dual LED flash, Phase detection autofocus, Laser focus, Optical Image Stabilisation, Auto-HDR, Panorama, and Slow Motion.

Hardware and Software

HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. The chipset offers two dual-core processors clocked at 2.15GHz and 1.6GHz respectively. HTC U Ultra sports 4GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB built-in storage. You can add up to 256GB memory card.

HTC U Ultra support 4G LTE on all networks in Nigeria including Glo, MTN, Etisalat, Smile, NTel, and InterC. It offers download speeds of up to 600Mbps. HTC U Ultra offers NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, Front facing fingerprint sensor, and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Pricing and availability

HTC U Ultra is not yet officially available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, HTC U Ultra Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 290,000 Naira to 450,000 Naira at launch.

HTC U Ultra Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC U Ultra:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Quad-core Processor: 2.15GHz dual-core & 1.6GHz dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 821)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue
  • Dimension: 162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 170 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM or Single SIM


  • Display: 5.7-inch Super LCD5 Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (513ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 or Sapphire Crystal Glass


  • Rear Camera: 12 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: dual-LED Flash, Auto-HDR, PDAF Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, OIS, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, Slo-Mo
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, (with UltraPixel mode) 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB or 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage (requires SIM2 slot for dual-SIM models and a dedicated slot for single SIM models)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 600Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes (Stereo)
  • 3.5mm Jack: No


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 26 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 312 hours
  • Fast Charging: Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC U Ultra Specs & Price – Dual Screen Phone was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019

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