The HTC U12+ just leaked in official renders alongside a very detailed specs sheet

The HTC U12+ just leaked in official renders alongside a very detailed specs sheet
The HTC U12+ has leaked out in new press renders alongside its official specifications. The Taiwan-based company’s next flagship is currently set to be unveiled in just under a week, on May 23. However, thanks to notorious leaker Evan Blass, official press renders of the device have appeared alongside a detailed spec sheet.

Looking at the smartphone, it’s clear HTC has chosen to implement only minimal changes, with the new device bearing a striking resemblance to last year’s HTC U11+. This means the tall 6-inch LCD display panel will be making a return – albeit with slightly smaller top and bottom bezels – while the same glass build is once again present. Nevertheless, a few major differences are certainly featured.

Starting up front, a new dual 8-megapixel selfie setup has been added, allowing for wide angle images and bokeh effect. Additionally, a second unique dual-camera arrangement has also been included on the rear of the HTC U12+. As listed on the spec sheet, the main 12-megapixel camera appears to be a wide-angle lens, while the second sensor is a 16-megapixel telephoto sensor. Together, these allow for up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom and are also capable of producing bokeh photos. Furthermore, in order to improve low-light images, a dual-tone LED flash accompanies the cameras, while the whole setup is coupled with phase detection and laser autofocus. On one final exterior note, a circular fingerprint scanner is placed below the rear camera module.

Moving on to the internal specifications of the HTC U12+, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 powers the device and is coupled with 6GB of RAM and the choice of 64GB or 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD cards of up to 2TB. On the battery side of things, a large 3500mAh pack will be present alongside Quick Charge 3.0 support. Additionally, in regards to software, Android 8.0 Oreo will ship straight out of the box with HTC’s Sense overlay on top, although it does note that an upgrade to Android P will be released eventually. Other device details include support for an updated Edge Sense, which allows users to squeeze the device frame to access certain shortcuts, as well as IP68 water and dust-resistance and support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.

The HTC U12+ is currently expected to go on sale on June 1, with the renders revealed by Evan Blass confirming that the device will ship in Ceramic Black and a new purple color. Additionally, the unique Translucent Black option looks set to make a return.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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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)



1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Too many devices with same specs, why would anyone buy this one?

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The S9 has issues with the exynos variant in pretty much all over the world. Also, even with the SD version, their update record seems really bad, especially this year. Mi mix 2s seems good from a hardware standpoint but MiUi is not to everyone's taste, and the update record seems pretty bad on their side as well. Oneplus 6 has missing features like wireless charging, G7 is overall pretty uninteresting and has a tiny battery capacity. This phone looks the most balanced of all. Sense is 'close-enough' to stock to never post performance issues, battery size and other specs seem good enough, their update record is pretty decent, and their camera on the U11 was absolutely amazing. I don't see any reason to not get this phone if they price it right.

3. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

HTC 10 was the perfect device on paper, did not sell.

11. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

But it doesn't mean that if they start makig devices which are far from perfect (like the whole U series) it will help them with sales...

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The 10 had to compete against the s7 edge and OnePlus 3 , both of which were better devices in different ways.

48. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah. I bought an Axon 7 instead of a HTC 10, had my Axon 7 for 13 months then bought a used HTC 10. I wish I bought the HTC 10 right off the bat, I love this phone. Problem is, I LOVED my Axon 7 too. So the grass is always greener!

25. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You could've simply said I'm an HTC fanboy rather than post that long ass comment bashing every phone it competes against. And what issues does the Exynos version of the S9 face? I have had the phone since it was released, and apart from the 1st 2 weeks where it was stuttery at times and battery life was awful, it has been working like a champ since Samsung released 2 updates fixing bugs and improving the stability of the software.

30. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Long-ass comment! Dude, that's not even 15 lines. And no, I own a OnePlus,.not HTC. It's just that I was impressed with U11. The exynos has horrible scheduler issues. Sorry, I'm not taking your word for it that it's fixed since Samsung downright refused to acknowledge the issue. Your just defending your purchase.

33. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was vocal about these issues when I received my phone, was even considering taking the loss and trading it for an S8, but I have none of the issues I faced when I 1st bought it. Performance is great, battery life is average, not better nor worse than my old S8. I was more impressed by the U11+, 2nd best camera behind the Pixel amd definitely the most underrated phone of last year.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

But you don't own a U11+, if you did you would have been as frustrated as most of the 99+% owners of the device.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

something wrong with PA double comment, sorry i had to change this comment.

46. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Neither does my colleague have any issue with exynos S9. We were not even aware of there was supposed to be any issue.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Their update record is the worst of any phone i ever owned and i have owned a lot. I have currently the U11+ a lovely phone from the hardware side except for the screen light bleeding issue. I am never buying an HTC device again no matter how good it is except if it's a Pixel. My last update was last year December even though the U11+ is their latest offering. Visit the device XDA thread if you don't want to take my word for it.


Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Would you get this over the Oneplus 6 excluding the wireless charging?

41. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

you are right but i would like to point out the update record of miui... i have been using mi3 and the device is 4 years old and i have recently received new update... and further more updates will also be given out... i haven't seen anyone update devices as much as Xiaomi in android world...

45. integrazimmy

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2015

Seriously??? The Galaxy S line is the MOST BALANCED but not for me because I'm not a fan of the infinity display. The OnePlus 6 is better than this monster with HUUUUGE FOREHEAD AND CHIN!!! The G7 has better cameras than don't need a second camera to do Bokeh effect, plus a dedicated Google Assistant button instead of squeezing which has proven to make the phone more flimsy. This HTC U12 Will NOT SELL because it has neither Brains nor Brawns. Where do people come up with these crazy conclusions from is beyond me!!!

51. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

I can give u one.SOFTWARE UPDATE. U11 plus was released with a promise of an update to include HDR10. And till date it's still on December security update since last year. I don't think even Samsung has this bad record of software updates HTC is a joke.

52. Sale247

Posts: 72; Member since: May 08, 2014


4. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The reason why anyone buys a phone, it's what they like. This seams to be a pretty nice phone. I would consider this phone depending how reviews are if I was not a note fan.

6. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

HTC 10. Did not get any negative review, reviewers liked it more than S7 and G5, did not sell unfortunately.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Htc does not work worldwide like Samsung or LG. Most of ppl dont read about tech. How can they know about the device?

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

HTC does work worldwide. It's just that they do not market it as well.

35. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Here we local 3 local brands. Also Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, Apple, Asus. None of chineses here, nor htc

31. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- different design than the majority of notched phones. 2- Sense UI while is kinda outdated now is still one of the smoothest skins out there. 3- Camera on the U11+ was second best behind the Pixel, too bad the press didn't give them any credit for that. For that, I'm sure the camera on the 12 will be as good if not better. 4- Battery life on HTC phones is pretty good. 5- Software updates. That's the beauty of Android, those who prefer these points over other features that other flagships might offer, have the option to buy the U12. HTC just needs better marketing, they build excellent phones, their marketing is what is killing them.

5. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Darn, wireless charging would have been great!

8. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I have a feeling HTC will price this too high , like always.

9. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

8.0 not 8.1

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How do you know??

23. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Thanks for letting me know

10. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

There is absolutely no point for HTC to keep making smartphones. They will only burn off money Google paid them for mobile devision. This phone looks like any other 6 incher from other manufacturer with SD845. But unlike Samsung, LG and OnePlus 6 , HTC doesn't have a 3.5 mm jack. Nobody in his sober mind will buy U12+ except die hard HTC fans. Not to mention expected high price tag for U12+.

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