At the MWC 2018, Samsung and Sony unveiled their 2018 flagship smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. In the coming months, we will be seeing flagship smartphones from other major manufacturers like HTC, LG, and Huawei. Now, we got to know the key specifications of the HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone. It will be launching the HTC U12 as the successor to last year’s HTC U11. The recent rumors also suggest the company to soon launch the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus smartphones with 18:9 displays.
HTC U12 with 5.99″ Quad HD+ Display, SD845, & Dual Cameras Leaked
(March 4th, 2018)
Talking about the HTC U12, it is said to come with minimal design changes when compared to its predecessor. The device is codenamed as HTC Imagine and sports a 5.99-inch display with Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The HTC U11+ launched in second half of 2018 is the first ever HTC smartphone to offer 18:9 display. Under the hood is the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants and offers up to 256GB of internal storage.
On the rear, the HTC U12 sports dual rear cameras with 12MP & 16MP sensors. For selfies, the device comes with an 8MP front-facing camera. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the device will also support Face Unlock for authentication. The HTC U12 will be backed by a 3,420mAh non-removable battery and will support fast charging technology. With this device, HTC will also introduce Edge Sense 2.0, and we expect it to be a bit more responsive. It will be running on the Android Oreo out of the box with the Sense UI laid on top.
Depending on the markets, the HTC U12 will be available in single or dual SIM variants. It will also be water and dust resistant, thanks to the IP68 certification. We expect more leaks about the HTC U12 smartphone to follow soon. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details.
Latest: HTC Will be Launching HTC U12+ with Flagship 2nd Gen Edge Sense
Earlier this month, we mentioned the leaked HTC Imagine smartphone to be soon launched as HTC u12. According to Evan Blass, the company will be launching the above mentioned smartphone as HTC u12+ in late April or early May. While HTC launched both HTC u11 and U11+ in 2017, we might only see the HTC U12+ in 2018. With the second-gen Edge Sense, the upcoming flagship might offer even better features.
Based on the earlier leaks, the HTC U12+ is expected to launch in mid-April. However, the reason for the delay in launching the product is not known. As said earlier, the company is also going to introduce the 18:9 display in the Desire series with the launch of HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ smartphones. The upcoming Desire smartphones will come powered by an unknown MediaTek processor.