HTC U12+ (Imagine) leaks out, shows off two dual cameras

HTC U12+ (Imagine) leaks out, shows off two dual cameras
While it recently sold an important part of its mobile division to Google, HTC is far from being done with building smartphones, and the company is expected to release a new flagship handset called HTC U12+.

Codenamed HTC Imagine, the U12+ can now be seen in an image showing - for the very first time - its front and rear sides. Revealed by Venture Beat, said image isn’t of the highest quality, but it certainly allows us to understand the design of the HTC U12+.

Similar to last year’s U11+, the HTC U12+ has thin bezels around its screen, and a shiny rear with rounded corners and edges. However, breaking away from the U11+, the back of the new phone hosts a dual camera (16 MP + 12 MP), and there’s another dual camera on the front (8 MP x 2).

Earlier this month, we reported about a pretty comprehensive list of alleged HTC U12+ specs. Apparently, those specs are accurate, including a 6-inch, 18:9 display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage space, and a 3420 mAh battery. The U12+ should (unsurprisingly) run Android 8 Oreo out of the box.

Interestingly, it’s said that a non-plus HTC U12 may not exist, so the U12+ could be the only high-end phone that HTC is launching in 2018, possibly alongside mid-range models called Desire 12 and Desire 12+.


The HTC U12+ might be released as soon as late April - that’s next month. For now, it’s unclear if HTC plans to sell the smartphone via US carriers. In any case, the handset should at least be offered unlocked, most likely for a high price.

source: Venture Beat 

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U12+
  • 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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25 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

Looks like every other slab on the market..

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The most boring and most basic flagship of 2018.. WTF?? just retire already htc ffs. seems this will be the year of uninspiring design and great cameras across the board.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

HTC V30.

6. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Exactly

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

V30 but ugly version

4. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Hello Xperia XZ2

7. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

HTC - Help This Company

8. renan_batista2

Posts: 22; Member since: May 11, 2013

Last king of smartphones: HTC M8. Best front facing speakers built in a phome, smooth perfomance for that year, gorgeous aluminium body design. Nowadays its just bulls**t. I just switch from HTC 10 for the Razer phone. Razer phone brings that hype back from the HTC M8. RIP HTC.

9. Swsko

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

/me looks @xda HTC megathread, all is well

10. CEDEOTB

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Might as well just get the V30, what does HTC have to offer other than the edge sense.

15. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

All on u11 is better than v30. Performance, camera, audio and even screen.

17. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

HTC's software is still among the smoothest, best optimized in the game. They also seem to do a better job optimizing their camera and they're no slouch with audio. That said, I was going to get the LG V30S+, but if HTC releases this, I'll get it instead. I still have a soft spot for HTC. They've made some of my favorite cellphones.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Good that HTC is bringing back the dual camera just like the M8 days. Can't wait to see what HTC will show in store.

13. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Front stereo speakers and finger print under display then I will buy it!

14. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

HTC = HELP THIS COMPANY or maybe don't just let die already ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

18. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

If I had a nickel for every time I see someone post "Help This Company," I could use the money to buy a flagship HTC phone.

16. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

it could be a prototype.htc usually got beautiful designs.so wait till the final version of the phone

19. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Back looks like a shocked emoticon.

20. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Looking nice to me but seems large for a 18:9 screen phone...

21. shihte

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

No amoled no flag ship

26. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No Amoled no problems

22. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I'm telling you all... HTC should be an acquisition target for Apple! Apple could buy what's left of HTC for cheap, start managing it properly, and make a whole line of cheap (but nice looking) Android Go devices for emerging markets. They could even experiment with unusual but popular form factors, like flip-smartphones, and adapt common Apple software, like iTunes and iCloud, for Android Go. As long as they put a decent margin on the devices (and Apple always does), they could make the business self-sustaining. Apple would not only have their iOS-based business with iPhones selling to the wealthy worldwide, but they would also make money by selling Android Go phones, with some adapted Apple apps on board, to the masses in the developing world... and all the Apple enthusiasts and Android fans could finally see an apples-to-apples comparison of Apple's version of Android with Google's and everybody else's, head-to-head. Then we would really know if Apple has the special sauce or not...

24. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

@domfonusr, u may have some idea but it is your thinking which might not apply, u had such discussion before also, instead of commenting here send and email to tim cook

25. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Yep. HTC and Sony are just not keeping up with the times. The heads responsible for the mobile divisions ought to be fired and replaced with young new blood. The saddest thing is, I love Sony and HTC.

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