HTC’s first major smartphone of the year, the U Ultra, is already on sale less than two months after it launched.
In a world dominated by Apple and Samsung, the HTC U Ultra stands out by offering a secondary display. Originally, the device retailed for $749, but now HTC has cut the price down to $599 as part of its spring sale.
The U Ultra packs good specs in an sweet package. It features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 64GB or 128GB storage with microSD expandability, 3,000mAh battery and a 12MP Ultrapixel camera all inside of what HTC calls a “liquid” glass body. But the function that stands out the most of the U Ultra is its smaller secondary display that shows ancillary information without taking up space on the main display.
It’s a cool device, but at a similar price to the iPhone, Pixel and Galaxy S8, it was a tough sell. The new discount should help make this specialty device more appealing.
HTC is offering discounts on other phones
HTC is also offering big discount on other devices like the HTC 10 ($200 off), HTC Bolt ($150 off, plus clear case) and HTC A9 ($300 off). With the Galaxy S8 coming out this week, however, you may want to save your money.