If you liked the camera performance of last year's HTC 10 but would prefer a larger screen, the HTC U Ultra, which has been announced today, might just be what you've been waiting for. The Ultra U comes with the same rear camera module that can be found in the 5.2" HTC 10. A 12MP 1/2.3" sensor with 1.55µm pixels is combined with a fast F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The camera also comes with phase detection AF and is capable of recording 4K video and 12-bit Raw files. 

Compared to the HTC 10 the front camera has received a serious upgrade, though. It now comes with a 16MP resolution and a pixel-binning low-light mode that puts out 4MP files. Images can be viewed on a 5.7" Quad-HD display that comes with a secondary small screen on top, similar to what we've seen on the LG V20. The Android OS is powered by Qualcomm's  Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM. 64GB and 128GB storage options are available and can be expanded via microSD slot. 

Like the latest iPhones, the U Ultra lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and only comes with a USB Type-C port. The latter is used to charge the comparatively small 3,000 mAh battery. Thankfully, quick-charging is supported. All the components are packed into HTC's new 'Liquid Surface' design metal unibody that is entirely covered in glass, so a solid case might be a useful investment for future U Ultra owners. The new model will be available globally this quarter. In the US the U Ultra will set you back $749 and can be pre-ordered now. Start of shipping is slated for mid-March.