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+.
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).Similar to last year’s
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