HTC is currently working hard on its next flagship phone, the new U12 Plus, and according to our sources have taken a first good look at what the phone will appear to be like. It is hard to tell from the pictures that we have seen if this is the same U12 prototype that HTC showed off at a 5G event in Taiwan and that was rumoured to be coming, or if it is a different model.
The phone appears more or less to be like a major flagship smartphone in 2018 should look. The big, reduced bezel display, dual-camera system, are what seems to be similar design cues from the U12 Plus’s predecessors, the U11 and U11 Plus. More reports from our sources show that we might not see the surprised robot face that the cameras, flash, and fingerprint sensor which is on the back of the phone.
The speculations of the U12 were leaked prior to this time in this month of March, when ROM developer Llabtoofer posted a list of the specs on Twitter and it shown to apply to everything that should be expected from a major Android device. Our sources tell us that the U12 Plus is to possess a 6-inch LCD display with a resolution, WQHD+ and it is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It has 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, it also has a 3,420mAh battery. One thing worthy of note is the return of HTC to dual cameras in a prominent manner. The U12 Plus has both a 12-megapixel sensor and 16-megapixel sensor on the rear of the phone and two 8-megapixel sensors on the front. It carries IP68 water and dust resistance and the OS is Android Oreo, for what sounds like a pretty great phone on paper.
More reports state that the company is moving backwards the release of the U12 Plus until May as it is currently handling a little bit of snag in development, but in the meantime, we are hoping that we’ll get more information about the smartphone in the weeks to come as we approach the official date of launch.