HTC’s new flagship smartphone for 2017 may be the HTC U Ultra, but the company plans to launch a range of devices this year under the HTC U name.

One of the first will be the HTC U Play, which will be a smaller, lower cost model, although the company hasn’t yet announced the price or release date for this phone.

But the phone’s specs make the HTC U Play seem more like a mid-range device than a top-tier piece of hardware. It does share some DNA with its larger sibling though.

Both phones feature a glass surface on the back. Both lack a headphone jack. And both feature HTC’s new artificial intelligence software. But the HTC U Play lacks the secondary display that helps give the larger phone a distinctive look.

The HTC U Play has a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD display, a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processors, a 16MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 2,5000 mAh battery, and a USB 2.0 Type-C port.

HTC will offer two configurations, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both versions have a microSD card slot.

 

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