HTC U12+ to be the only high-end HTC phone of 2018, might be priced competitively

HTC U12+ to be the only high-end HTC phone of 2018, might be priced competitively
Last year, HTC released two high-end smartphones: the U11 (in May), and the U11+ (in November). Neither handset has attracted a significant number of customers, and perhaps that’s why HTC is reportedly trying a different strategy this year. 

According to HTC Source, the recently seen HTC U12+ will be the company’s only flagship (high-end) phone of 2018. Thus, as previously assumed, a non-plus, regular HTC U12 doesn’t seem to be in the making. Instead, HTC is allegedly planning to launch a U12 life - similar to the HTC U11 life of 2017, this should be an affordable, mid-range device. 

The HTC U12+ is expected to be released in early May in many parts of the word - most probably, this includes the US. HTC Source has it that the smartphone could be priced competitively, possibly costing about as much as a Samsung Galaxy S9 (around $700), while offering specs comparable to those of the more expensive Galaxy S9+ (priced at over $800). However, at the moment, confidence in this particular detail isn’t too high.

The HTC U12+ should bring a plethora of high-end features, including a 6-inch, Quad HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, dual cameras (both on the rear, and front), 6 GB of RAM, and up to 128 GB of internal memory.

Are you looking forward to seeing the HTC U12+ being officially announced? 

source: HTC Source (yeah, this sounds redundant, but that’s the website’s name)

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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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34 Comments

1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

So they're going to call it the Plus, but there won't be a regular version... Either these rumors are garbage or HTC is continuing to make dumb decisions. Both are plausible at this point.

15. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Htc use "+" for their 6" phones. It is logical to use 12+ for the next 6" display because using "+" for a smaller display is a brand confusion.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Make it a game changer HTC.

3. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

6.5'' AMOLED display, face stereo speakers like HTC ONE M8, fingerprint sensor under display then 95% I will buy it

14. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Just go get yourself a damn tablet if you want something that big. I'll buy if its 4.3 to 5.2, like a normal phone should be!

25. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Most people want big phones because many reasons! Better battery life! Better when watch videos! Better when play games! Better when chat quickly with 2 hands! Better when browsing Internet! And more...

34. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I feel like I'm electrocuted if I hold a phone more than 5.5 inches.

16. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I think HTC needs a 100% of your blessing.

27. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Maybe...

18. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

I demand a 10" AMOLED display, speakers from Harman Kardon, a phone that has fingerprint sensors all around the chassis! But wait, I won't really buy it. Stop setting ridiculous demands to make it look like HTC isn't making good phones.

26. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

It make good phones but not enough for many buyers to buy them!

4. antroid

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Lately all the manufacturers think all the people have enormous hands, what is the point of big screen if you would require to hold it with both of your hands

8. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Most phones with display more than 5 inch require both hands to use it ! So let them make the display bigger and bigger!

13. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Well, bigger screens had sold better based of surveys from these manufacturers. People like them. Don't you type with 2 hands anyways

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

better say HTC V30

6. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Great news! Make it happen!

7. fyah_king unregistered

Make it 7in and call it a day.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It will be miles better than op6 but few tech site will rate 15% lower.

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Because it will priced at least $300 more.

32. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It would need to be damn expensive then as the Oneplus 6 is rumoured to be jumping to $749 this year.

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This phone is growing on me I like it.

28. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

You are not alone :)!

11. fyah_king unregistered

512GB for $1k and I will get one.

12. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The way toooo many huge 6 inchers on the market. Market is just being flooded with them. I would be interested in Galaxy S8/S9 sized device.

17. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Htc u11+ is the closest to google pixel 2's camera quality we can get. For me, it's htc u11+ camera > s8 because I already tested both. The only supply issue is that they only sell it online. I expect the htc u12+ 256gb model to match or beat s9 and google pixel 2.

20. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Make it 500 dollars HTC or go home.

21. Trex95

Posts: 2376; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

A good move from HTC honestly one phone it’s enough this make it even easily to update and focusing in software optimization. But hope HTC bring an excellent screen this time with upcoming HTC U12 plus.

22. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Do it right and ill be ready to switch from my OP3! Really missing some good speakers and some water resistance on a device.

23. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Haven't seen you in a very long time. I'm still with htc since 2013. So it's about 6 years now. I still want to give them a chance but it seems their strategy is in shambles. I am already tempted to switch to xiaomi and huawei

30. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Long time no talk! Hows MY (if I remember correctly)? What do you have now? I worked telco within the time we last spoke, there are so many brands I know I wouldn't buy after seeing how they perform from a reliability standpoint. Xiaomi still has a long way to go for me before they nail their software, but if you're putting stock android on it there wouldnt be any issues.

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