HTC could release the U12+ late next month: rumor

HTC could release the U12+ late next month: rumor
The HTC U12+ could hit markets across the globe in just over a month. It has previously been rumored that the Taiwan-based company would be introducing its 2018 flagship sometime next month. Despite the nearing date, though, the company has so far remained quiet in regards to its announcement. But now, a new rumor appears to back up these launch dates by hinting at when the device could go on sale.

Specifically, the HTC U12+ could reach certain markets towards the end of May or the beginning of June, suggesting a mid-May reveal is likely on the cards for the smartphone. This would continue on with the launch timeline seen last year, which included a May announcement for the HTC U11 and a Plus variant arriving six months later. Nevertheless, HTC is expected to skip the regular HTC U12 entirely this year, opting to release just the Plus device in 2018. This branding decision is said to justify the smartphone’s higher price tag, while also canceling out any critics that could say the device is inferior to the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ and Huawei’s P20 Pro because of the name it carries.

In regards to what the device will bring, rumors point towards a large, 6-inch OLED display, alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM. Furthermore, both 64GB and 128GB variants are expected to be available upon launch. Moving on to the camera department, a dual-camera setup is said to be present on the rear alongside a dual-tone LED flash and a circular fingerprint scanner. Also expected to be featured are stereo speakers and IP-certified water and dust resistance.

For now, HTC is yet to make any official announcements in regards to the device, but with a mid-May launch being the most likely scenario, it shouldn’t be too long before the company confirms the official date.

source: eprice (translated) via: Playfuldroid 

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  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

It's been a while since HTC used OLED great to hear they are using it again.

2. hazard1

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Are they planning a US release?

3. Eric7779 unregistered

Hope they use LCD like they're used to!

4. lostdaynight

Posts: 30; Member since: May 16, 2011

I don't get the "plus/higher price" thing. This company is circling the drain, and they need to come in under competitor prices to move a decent amount of units. There's no carrier support, and the U11 (which I'm using right now and really like) was a nothingburger for mindshare. The opportunity is in "upper midrange flagships".

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

OLED? This doesn't jive with the recent leak of the specs from the retail box. That showed a 5.5" IPS. Of course everything is a rumor until officially announced by HTC.

9. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Ignore that retail box. It's confirmed to be a Photoshop of HTC U11's box. But I do feel OLED is a weird choice given HTC has always used LCD. Llabtoofer also said that it will be LCD, so I guess we can take this OLED rumour with a pinch of salt.

14. mbecker90

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

Pretty sure that retail box was fake, it looked like the U11 retail box with the details photoshopped.

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

slashleaks on twitter leaked a few weeks ago the regular u12. There will be both the standard u12 and u12+ for may

8. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I remember using the A9 and liking the screen ,but hating the battery life. The camera wasn't too shabby either.

12. fyah_king unregistered

That’s htc for you with that horrible battery life. My last htc phone was the one x. Lol

16. Subliminalx

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

HTC phones have some of her longest lasting batteries going. Hell my M8 I that I am using right now still lasts almost 2 days with medium use. My M7 can still last a full day again, with medium use. These are years old and still going strong.

13. NiteVibe

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 26, 2018

Please Verizon. Please.

15. Subliminalx

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

I hope it's SLCD. OLED sucks.

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