The new HTC U brings a new change to the Taiwanese tech company as it now focuses on a smaller -more streamline lineup which aims to offset the problems caused by the clutter of devices from a few years back . The new phone features a 5.7" 2k (QHD) display which is similar to the ones used on the phablets of the past , but the biggest change to the phone comes in the form of cameras as the new U features a 12MP 1/2.3" with a 1.5 micro-meter pixel layout sensor with a fast f1.5 aperture . The sensor is similar to the one on the HTC 10 ,the camera features 4K recording as well as optical image stabilization (OIS) .
The second camera on the phone is said to be a 16MP sensor with the ability to downscale images for low light front facing photos . The phone is said to be running Android 7.0 out of the box and thanks to the 2.1Ghz Snapdragon 821 Soc and 4GB of ram , things will turn out to be fast as well . Storage options include 64/128GB of storage and microSD card support . The phone comes with a 3000 mAh battery and it features quick charging via USB type C 3.1 , but sadly this is also the only port on the device as it lacks the above-mentioned headphone jack .
HTC also anounced the HTC U play - a slightly downscaled version with a 5.2" 1080p display , a 2Ghz Mediatek Helios P10 soc and a 16MP PDAF sensor with a f2 aperture ,OIS , dual LED flash and a secondary 16MP sensor similar to the one on the U . The phone sadly runs on Android 6.0 out of the box and it features a slightly smaller 2500 mAh battery