HTC U12 Specifications Leaked Ahead Of April Launch
HTC, unlike a few smartphone makers, decided to skip any MWC 2018 launches. Instead, the company displayed its current flagship devices in its booth. However, that means the launch of the HTC U12, its next flagship device, is nigh. A few days ago, it was believed that the HTC U12 was leaked at a 5G convention where HTC was present. Subsequently, a new leak has revealed some important details about the device.
Display 5.99 QHD+
RAM up to 6GB
ROM up to 256GB
Dual Main Camera 12mp + 16mp (Sony IMX3xx)
Front Camera 8mp
HTC Face Unlock
Edge Sense 2.0
Android 8.0 + Sense 10
Full treble support and A/B (Seamless) Updates
Single and Dual SIM version
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A leaker on Twitter ousted a few key specifications about the HTC U12. Evan Blass, a very popular and often accurate leaker, agreed with this leak as well. According to this tweet, the HTC U12 will have a 5.99 inch display with a 2880 x 1440 px resolution. This means that the company will continue launching 18:9 smartphones, like the HTC U11+.
Under the hood, it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The new flagship chipset is no longer Samsung-exclusive and is already present in smartphones from Asus and Sony as well. Coupled with this chipset will be up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. However, details about other variants have not been revealed. It will be IP68 rated for water and dust resistance, a staple for modern-day flagship phones.
Interestingly, the leak mentions HTC Face Unlock as well. Now, it is a known fact that Face Unlock is the new trend of the industry. However, it will be interesting to see how HTC implements this feature and how secure it’ll be. On the back of the smartphone will be a dual camera setup of a 12MP sensor coupled with a 16MP Sony IMX3xx sensor. No details about the nature of these sensors has been revealed so far.
The HTC U12 will run Android 8 Oreo out of the box with HTC Sense UI on top. Powering the device will be a 3420 mAh battery which will support QuickCharge 4.0. It will be interesting to see if the smartphone will support wireless charging.
The HTC U12 promises to be an interesting flagship phone. If priced intelligently, the HTC U12 could pose as a potent competitor to the likes of Galaxy S9 and soon-to-be-launched Mi MIX 2S. The leaker also claims that the HTC U12 will be launched in April.