Early January has been very fruitful for tech-savvy people. Not only have we received an abundance of announcements from CES 2017, but also a considerable amount of leaks. From the latter category, we now have two new HTC devices codenamed Alpine and Ocean. It looks like we’ll be receiving a new handset series, and the first devices from this series will be the HTC U Ultra and U Play. HTC has recently uploaded a teaser that confirms the existence of these smartphones. The teaser only revealed the release date but if you’ve been on the internet for a while you know that wouldn’t fly with most curious people. Therefore, we also have leaked specs for the two units
HTC U Ultra
The U Ultra is the big brother out of the two, with the more premium specs. Leading the charge, we have the 6-inch display. Above it, there is a display strip that houses an additional icon row. Under the hood, we get the Snapdragon 835 processing unit courtesy of Qualcomm. The top notch CPU is coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. There will be a 24 MP – 13 MP camera combo on the back in accordance with the dual camera trend going on, and a 16 MP front shooter. To round it all up the Ultra has a 3000 mAH battery unit.
HTC U Play
For the lighter price tag oriented clientele, HTC is preparing the U Play. The handset allegedly features a MediaTek Helio P10 chip as well as 3 GB to go with it. The internal storage capacity is also smaller, 32 GB, and there is only one camera on each panel (16 MP each). The battery capacity is only 2500 mAH, which is significantly lower than the Ultra unit.
You can check out the short teaser released by HTC below:
As expected, the more premium model has the superior specs, while the mid-range handset comes with less power under the hood. The new HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra devices are slated for a 12th of January release and since there’s one for each price range, they will cater to a wider audience.