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HTC announces the mid-range U Play with 5.2-inch display

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HTC U Play

Alongside the bigger HTC U Ultra, HTC also announced the U Play — for the playful you. The handset is a mid-range device, with specs not-so-better than the flagship U Ultra, inheriting aluminum back and glass front (liquid surface design) from its sibling.

Unlike the HTC U Ultra, the U Play has nothing such as a secondary display, but it does come with AI-powered Sense Companion that helps you do a lot of task with your voice, as well as provides recommendations based on your habits.

HTC U Play

The 5.2-inch (FHD) U Play houses a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, and comes in two different configurations: 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. It is powered by a 2,500mAh battery pack, and does embed a fingerprint sensor — though you can unlock it with your voice, thanks to Sense Companion.

Both the cameras on the HTC U Play are of 16-megapixel with f/2.0, where the PDAF- and OIS-eequipped rear shooter lacks UltraPixel branding. It has no headphone jack, so USB Type-C comes in here — and the USonic technology analyzes your inner ear with its built-in microphones and configures the sound for you. Well, that’s a point for choosing USB Type-C.

Though it is the latest Android OS, don’t expect Nougat to ship with the HTC U Play. The handset will run Android Marshmallow out of the box. We’re yet to learn about the pricing and availability of the handset.

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