HTC U Ultra: The Phone With Two Screens Hoping To Fend Off The iPhone

It's war

So, this one's got two screens.

Now smartphone quality has converged (no one needs any more megapixels to take their Instagrams), the battle's on to provide a real USP. Rumours suggest autumn's iPhone 8 will be able to take 3D photos and create your own gaming avatar.

Until then, it's over to HTC, the brand whose previous HTC 10 was widely praised for stellar looks and top performance, to up the ante.

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The U Ultra ditches the 10's metal body for glass, is 5.7-inches and follows Apple in killing the headphone jack. Its uniqueness comes with its AI assistant that will learn your behaviour plus the aforementioned second screen, a 2-inch strip on the top of the phone that serves as a landing spot for notifications, contacts and music playback controls.

It runs Android 7.0 Nougat and has 64GB of storage.

Out March 1, £649; htc.com/uk