With a major announcement expected next week, HTC is starting to clear the decks. HTC has discounted the outright price of the HTC U Ultra and U Play through their retail channels, as well as dropping the handset repayment on the U Play at Vodafone.
Announced in February at $1199 for the HTC U Ultra and $799 for the HTC U Play, the phones are now available outright through both Harvey Norman and JB Hifi outright for $899 and $649 respectively. The discount applies across all colour options – Brilliant Black, Sapphire Blue and Cosmetic Pink.
Over at Vodafone, the HTC U Ultra appears to still be on offer for $80 per month with an $8 handset repayment, though you can get a little bit more data per month with it than when it launched. The HTC U Play however is now slightly cheaper with no handset repayment on their $60 per month plan.
When I took a look at the HTC U Ultra in our review, I found that it was a pretty good phone, though over-priced. That criticism has seemingly been taken on board now with this not insignificant discount.
If you’re looking for a new phone, and the HTC U Ultra or HTC U Play has been tickling your fancy, you head into Harvey Norman or JB Hifi to buy it outright, or check out Vodafone for a contract deal.