This could be our first look at a real HTC U12 (aka Imagine)

This could be our first look at a real HTC U12 (aka Imagine)
HTC may not be planning to unveil a new flagship phone at MWC 2018, but the company is certainly working on at least one new high-end handset. We know this because, last week, HTC showcased an unannounced smartphone in Taiwan, its home country, during a 5G event held by a local carrier.   

Unfortunately, HTC covered the top and bottom edges of its unannounced phone, as well as its rear, so we can't take a proper look at its design. Anyway, according to ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), this is, apparently, the HTC U12, codenamed HTC Imagine. Needless to say, this should be the successor to last year's HTC U11 flagship.

From what we can see, the alleged HTC U12 / Imagine has a near bezel-less screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, possibly measuring 6-inch inches (similar to the already available HTC U11+). The handset was showcased as being capable of delivering download speeds of 809.58 Mbps - that's almost 1 Gbps (1 Gb per second). Most probably, this is thanks to the fact that the U12 is powered by a Qualcomm's brand new Snapdragon 845 processor, which includes a Qualcomm X20 LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps.

According to Taiwanese publication Sogi, HTC said that its new smartphone would be announced sometime this year. Reportedly, the company declined to reveal the handset's name, so it's not clear if it will be launched as the HTC U12. Nevertheless, we're looking forward to seeing what HTC has in store for us.


sources: Sogi (translated), Evan Blass (Twitter) 

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U12 Life
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh

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14 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

This is far from bezeless...

2. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Every phone in the market is far from being "bezel-less".

8. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

But do we really need "Bezel less" phones? Or just reducing the bezels is the main trend? Believe me "bezel less" phones are harder to use

9. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The source article says it has the case on the phone.

14. mootu

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Android Central has better pictures, there's a line of tape across the top and bottom of the phones,

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looking nice!! Hope it has wireless charging and headphone jack plus a intergrated DAC like the V30.

4. htcone

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

IMO i'd rather have bigger bezels than having a small battery if it has near 4000 mah battery like the u11+ it will be much better than having bezel-less screen like the note 8 which has a relatively small battery.

5. sachouba

Posts: 263; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Considering the fact that the Galaxy Note8 has much better battery life than the U11+ despite having a smaller battery, I'd rather have a smartphone that is bezel-less AND has good battery life.

6. Chund3r

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

A lot of the test showing the U11+ had bad battery life have been confirmed to be inaccurate and misleading by recent test and actual real users.

10. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

None of Galaxy phones (except the Active) from 2017 have better battery life than Galaxy S7 Edge from 2016.

12. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Considering the fact that my U11 3000mAh gets on the average 16 hrs with 5-6 sot which is same or better than Note8 3300mAh, I highly doubt that the U11+ with 3930mAh gets worse battery life than the Not8...

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This would be a win if HTC's customer service and warranty policy's weren't so horrendous. Had to send my HTC U11 in twice for issues that could be quickly fixed, and I'm on the 2nd stage of a 1 1/2-2 month repair period.

11. CEDEOTB

Posts: 361; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Better have front firing speakers with those big bezels

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Oh riight...the big bezels that you can't even see where they begin or end because they are covered up...

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