HTC U12+ briefly shows up on official website, specs and price revealed

HTC U12+ briefly shows up on official website, specs and price revealed
If you've been wondering what will be the name of HTC's next flagship smartphone, we're happy to confirm the top-tier device expected to be introduced very soon is HTC U12+. The handset was recently spotted on the company's official website, but only briefly as HTC realized it made a blunder and decided to take it down.

But not before the media copy/pasted all the information about its specs and price. Firstly, the HTC U12+ will be available for purchase in China for the equivalent of $920, which is quite a lot considering we're talking about the Chinese market where smartphones are usually priced lower than the rest of the world.

The nearly $1,000 smartphone does come with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory, so HTC may launch cheaper versions with less memory inside. We've also been able to learn that HTC U12+ will feature IP68 rating, Boomsound speakers and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 2TB).

The U12+ will be powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and ships with Android Oreo on board. Other specs that have been confirmed include a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a 6-inch Super LCD6 display with WQHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) resolution (no notch) and a dual-camera setup.

The smartphone is expected to be unveiled on May 23 and from what we've seen on HTC's official website, the U12+ will be available in three colors.

source: Roland Quandt (Twitter) via The Verge

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U12+
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    HTC Sense UI

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34 Comments

34. SharkCanyon

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2017

I feel like HTC has dropped the ball. They haven't released an exciting phone since the HTC One.

33. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Who cares what is selling what ! Just buy whatever damn device u like. I have the u11plus and so far none of 2018 phones made me want to change it. Battery life sound speed camera ip68 128gb +6gb ram + memory card. If only Samsung can a device with u11plus battery I would really consider it ... Other than that they are all feel and function the same nowadays

31. KangLee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Help This Company!

25. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Unfortunately it seems like another D.O.A from HTC...(quietly sinking)

26. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Dead to you maybe.

22. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

A boring looking phone, with ridiculous price tag. Smdh, htc.

20. Farcaster

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Did they lose their designer?

27. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No, that was Samsung.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Too high of a premium against competition. HTC won me away from my Treo WX650 back in the day with good build and forward thinking. Cost was high but had little competition. Sadly I parted with them just after their One-X line, they made some nice stuff back in the day. Now they're another OEM that priced themselves out of the race like a popular Japanese OEM has. Still a good product, but in face of competitors it's not enough to be just good and sell high anymore. Jmtc

18. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This may be a good phone, not for that price though. $750 to $800 would be closer to it. HTC needs to do more advertising also.

16. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Wow. WTH are they thinking. Well at that price I’m out. That’s ridiculous. Even at 750 I’m not sure it would have sold here in US..... but at that price if it is right... you can forget it.

14. CEDEOTB

Posts: 498; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

$920?! LOL go home HTC

28. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Riiight...but other phone manufacturers can charge this much and more and everyone is A-ok with it....you need to go home. Besides this isn't the final pricing in the US anyway so keep crying...

13. superguy

Posts: 496; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

$920 will buy me a OP6 and a laptop ... And given all the trouble I've had with my HTC 10 and what a dud that was/is, asking me to plop down $920 is hard pill to swallow - even given that HTC has probably had about 70% of my phone purchases over the last 10 years. Price it even in the neighborhood of the OP6, and we'll talk. At $920, no way.

12. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

So greedy

11. Vilpi

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

They probably sell 10K unit in the whole world with that price. I am wondering when was the last time people at HTC used their brain?

10. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

The phone looks great, the only way to suceed in todays market would be the route of oneplus. Price it 699$ and make it stock android with a little extra features and give a promise of 3 years of updates. Then i will buy an android phone.

9. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 171; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Please htc bring back 3.5mm jack

7. SyCo87

Posts: 334; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

$750 is the price-point this phone should fall under. Unless there's some radical new feature, I see this as a rip-off.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4427; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They should call it the HTC Irrelevant

8. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Ooomph. That's a good one

29. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Only thing irrelevant is your comment.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No notch?! I'm touched!

4. Whitedot

Posts: 906; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

There is something dangerously bad going on in the brains of HTC management. At least complete detachment form the outer world.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

$920 for a device that has long lost it's brand recognition? Wth are they planning? The screen isn't even amoled/oled to justify their asking price.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1429; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm tired of HTC making me weep every year...

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hahahahahahaha! With that price I imagine the LG G7 will smoke the U12+ in sales. It breaks my heart because I love my HTC 10 so much that seeing HTC fail is hard to watch. But that price tag is broken. Especially when you see the price the OnePlus 6 has on it!

3. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Joke's on you. None of these phones will even sell. People aren't even buying the S9 - Androids latest and greatest flagship...

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Get back in your basement. The s9 is selling just fine with all the other Android companies out there.

23. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

But not against the 1 iOS company, LMAO.

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