HTC promised to adorn the U Ultra with a Sapphire glass, specifically for the top end 128GB model. That model will launch in Taiwan first - next week on March 28. However, the price stings a bit.
The 64GB option with regular Gorilla Glass 5 cost NTD 23,900, the equivalent of $780/Ä730. The 128GB/Sapphire option goes up to NTD 28,900, $945/Ä880, thatís a solid 20% markup.
More importantly, itís well over the $100/Ä100 premium weíre used to paying when going up in storage, even if itís from 64GB to 128GB. Sure, Sapphire is expensive and hard to manufacture, but the HTC U Ultra is hardly affordable to begin with.
Thereís no indication when the 128GB/Sapphire Ultra will visit other countries, its 64GB/GG5 twin is already on sale in the US and Europe. Note that no matter which version you choose you still get a Sapphire lens cover.
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In what world is sapphire easy to manufacture?
Talk about suicide don't they learn from blackberry and Nokia ouch 😴
Sapphire is very easy to manufacture, so they should have only added $100 more. No one is amazed by it, though it is the first time. Maybe if Apple would have done it everyone would have said wow !! Sapphire !! How's that possible !! Apple has done i...