HTC U Ultra Sapphire Edition To Pack 128GB Internal Memory, But Bear A Steep Price Tag; Watch The Smartphone’s Durability Test [VIDEO]

21 March 2017, 6:33 am EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps
HTC's limited edition of the U Ultra packs a mammoth 128GB of internal storage and a sapphire-coated display, which increases the price of the device by a considerable $150.  ( iGyaan/YouTube )

HTC Taiwan stirred conversations among tech buffs last week by posting a cryptic teaser image with a message that the Taiwanese handset maker will unravel an "unexpected surprise" on March 20.

As expected, tech pundits began hazarding all sorts of guesses, with many speculating that HTC might come out with a follow-up to its past flagship, the HTC 10. But, much to the chagrin of those looking forward to some exciting revelation from the company, the reveal didn't quite sweep them off their feet.

Contrary to speculations that hinted at an impending arrival of a successor to the HTC 10, the company unveiled a limited edition version of the HTC U Ultra with a sapphire glass screen and 128GB of internal memory; a product HTC cited back in January.

HTC U Ultra Limited Edition Price

As reported by AndroidCentral, the announcement seems to spill the beans about some new information, as Taiwan-based consumers can now pre-order the limited edition handset by shelling out NTD 23,900 (about $780/€730) for the 64GB option, featuring regular Gorilla Glass 5.

Alternatively, Taiwanese smartphone enthusiasts can get their hands on the 128GB Saphire model which sells for NTD 28,900, (about $945/€880), that's a considerable 20% increase, GSM Arena reported.

Moreover, there's a $100 bundle up for grabs for those pre-ordering the 128GB U Ultra. The bundle comprises a Quick Charge 3.0 power bank, a key ring, and a leather flip case.

HTC has kept additional details about the limited edition variant of the U Ultra under wraps; however, it is highly likely that the Saphire model will be sold exclusively in Taiwan.

HTC U Ultra: Review

Despite sporting great looks, the HTC U Ultra failed to impress tech buffs. Lining with this, Android Police's David Ruddock took a dig at the U Ultra in his review, going as far as advising HTC to go back to the drawing board.

David attributed his discontent to how easily the device's display scratched. As if that weren't enough, the latest video posted by, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything pointed out that the device is glitched up in much more ways than just that.

Watch the video footage and share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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