Increasing the number of surface loops in a human head receive (Rx)-array improves the peripheral SNR, while the central SNR doesn’t substantially change. Recent work demonstrated that optimal central SNR at UHF requires a contribution of two current patterns associated with a combination of loops and dipoles. A novel array consisting of 8 transceiver surface loops and 8 optimized folded Rx-dipoles was developed and tested. Addition of Rx-dipoles doesn’t substantially alter B1+ field and the maximum local SAR. At the same time the new design improves both central and peripheral SNR as compared to the similar 16-element array with Rx-only vertical loops.