Stuff Picks: The iridescent and beautiful HTC U Ultra

And after the jump, new smartphones and a medium format camera for serious photographers

HTC U Ultra (RM2999)

The beautiful HTC U Ultra launched last week here and it’ll certainly turn heads the next time you answer a call. The phone is encased in shimmery liquid surface with shades of iridescent quality. Its Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White or Sapphire Blue colours transforms under varying lights.  

While it looks marvellous outside, the HTC Sense Companion inside is able learn from you. Like an AI assistant from the future, the phone will be able to suggest leaving earlier for work if traffic is bad, remind you to bring a powerbank, or recommend a good place for a dinner date on weekends. It’s customised and tailored to your needs, so you decide how much help you need.

The big 5.7-inch Quad HD phablet sized screen is accompanied by a smaller, second screen on the top for quick updates like notifications, contacts and app shortcuts. It’s powered by a 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM and expandable 2TB storage. The main camera builds on the HTC10 DXOMark 88 mark shooter, featuring a 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 on the rear, and a 16MP selfie camera with HTC UltraPixel.

Preorder the HTC U Ultra at Satu Gadget now for extra bonuses!

Samsung C9 Pro (RM2299)

The Samsung C9 Pro is for those who want a great smartphone without the bells and whistles that usually comes pre-packaged.

Previously exclusive to the China market, the C9 Pro offers top-end features. Beneath its 6-inch full HD Super AMOLED display is a 1.95GHz Octa Core processor, large 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable to 256GB with a microSD card. This dual-sim phone has 16MP f/1.9 large aperture cameras on both sides, with an additional PDAF with dual LED flash for the rear shooter.

Battery isn’t an issue - there’s 4000mAH to work with, and it comes with fast charging, along with a fingerprint sensor, always on display and USB type-C port. Take your pick in Black, Gold and Pink Gold at all Samsung brand stores.