It’s been a month since the beginning of 2017 and some of the companies involved smartphones managed to please us with your brand-new gadgets.
In particular, reborn like a phoenix Finnish brand Nokia presented the first Android device company Nokia 6, which is exclusive to the Chinese market and costs 250 dollars.
More than half a million people willing to buy a device with the heating heart logo on the case – nostalgia, she is. As for the other well-known manufacturers, is their main news they cherish until the February international electronics exhibition MWC 2017, which will be held in Barcelona.
However, today we will focus on such corporations as HTC. Positions of this company are very weak, but it does not prevent her from releasing new smartphones. So, January 12, HTC presented just two devices – the flagship unit U Ultra and more accessible HTC U Play.
Both smartphones will get a lovely body, made in the new design. This U Ultra and HTC U Play more like Samsung’s phones than HTC – actually, why not? We also learned the exact specifications, the date of the beginning of sales and cost of devices, so read everything and in order.
HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play – review and features
Both HTC’s devices have glass body and to be honest, it is very similar to the decision in the face of Samsung devices from the line of Galaxy A 2017 lineup.
The classic combination of materials in sandwich style (glass, metal, glass) causes only positive emotions because it is the beautiful and tactile pleasure to use, though dropping a smartphone with a glass casing is undesirable in general.
With regard to the parameters of the devices, then we have the flagship HTC U Ultra with the top end of 2016.
The iron and a viable HTC U Play with the characteristics of the beginning of 2016.
Both device on all parameters and design, of course, are very interesting.
In addition to the good performance for the junior version of the device and is very attractive for the flagship iron parameters, HTC is prepared in U Ultra U Play and interesting software features, which we’ll tell you.
Frankly, in the HTC decided to change it, to breathe new life into their smartphones as latest handsets in Taiwan brand just annoyed – the constant design over 4 years and other flaws in the company’s devices only repelled, even avid fans HTC.
From bad – in the What’s New 3.5-mm jack for headset and earphones are now U Ultra U Play and connect via USB-Type. This mode of deliverance vestiges of the old, or blind copy “innovation” Apple can play a cruel joke, and not only with HTC.
Well, would not audio at times better at such a headset is connected, but the inconvenience of such a decision will take a lot.
HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play and machine learning
New smartphones, the new design (referred to as Liquid Design) and a new shell. That’s decided to HTC to win the hearts of users and it is correct tactics.
If Nokia has revived and was able to sell a million Nokia 6 in just a week, then why HTC did not start to return former greatness. The Taiwanese company, one might say, to rethink everything at once, and decided to attack from three directions.
Presented two new smartphones, refreshed appearance, we have introduced a new shell and software features in it. It’s about self-learning software now and will be discussed.
As stated by representatives of HTC, smartphones U and Ultra U Play embedded machine learning technology – artificial intelligence.
This will device tailored to their specific needs, and be responsible for the self-development of phones will be utility Sense Companion. How does it work? The fact that Sense Companion at all times is able to use the devices to analyze the behavior and preferences of the user.
After collecting device holder behavior data, it will be able to provide him with the necessary information (recommendations) and anticipate the next steps. By the way, Sense Companion allows you to configure and voice control: Only registered users can manage handheld device (send SMS, include navigation, receive a call, etc.).
Another feature of HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play is a special USonic technology – it analyzes the structure of the human ear shell, then by sound pulses adjusts the sound.
HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play – engineering of chips More
With regard to the display in the flagship version of HTC U Ultra, the gadget implemented an interesting development company LG.
Additional screen (in this case 2″ with a resolution of 160h1040 points) The LG first time such a decision has been implemented in device X Screen And after, and appeared in the flagship V20.
The secondary screen can display a notification and without cluttering the main screen. It is possible to establish important contacts or links to frequently used applications – however, the possibility of an additional screen is practically unlimited.
A few words on the front of both chambers of smartphones. The HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play PV modules are 16 MPs on the front side, but for better and brighter image in the devices is a function of the inclusion UltraPixel-mode.
It involves the transformation of 16 MP – reduces the size of pictures, but increases the aperture ratio and the overall quality of the picture.
HTC U Ultra HTC U Play and the release date and price
Well, even smartphones presented on February 12, and that’s on sale, both machines will go no earlier than in the early spring of this year. For the price of the following data:
- HTC U Ultra 64 GB of flash memory for $ 750;
- HTC U Ultra 128 GB (+ sapphire) for $ 910;
- HTC U Play with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM for $ 440;
- HTC U Play with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB ROM – the cost has not yet been made public.
As we have already noted, smartphones are really interesting, but the price tag from HTC, as always, let us down – Throw the manufacturer for $ 100 with each device and release from the buyers will not.