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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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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51 Comments

49. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well... I was considering the U12 then realized that just like the U11 HTC has given up on the Zoe Camera. I specifically bought the HTC 10 for this functionality. I love using it with my kids. I end up making cool little video collages of them. I think my money is going to a LG G7 this year. When I think about it I touch myself...

43. Farcaster

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Looks like the G6

42. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's all about the OnePlus 6 for me.

34. md227a

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It’s only going to sell well in the US if the carriers offer to sell it. Seems like the big 4 here have all dropped support for HTC. It’s a shame since they used to be the gold standard for pocket pc’s.

22. Cat97

Posts: 2075; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What's with those last-year bezels ? Looks just wrong for 2018...pass !

24. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Better to have bezels then a notch. They are not that big.

50. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

They are the largest bezels i've seen on a 2018 phone.

21. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

does it have headphone jack?

16. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

No notch no buy !!

13. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Manufacturers shouldn't release a phone unless they know they've got something special and amazing. HTC is releasing something without that XFACTOR. They are wasting time and money.

10. A_A_A

Posts: 230; 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+.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I’d buy this over any Samsung or LG phone on software principles alone. The OnePlus 6 has some weight, but I don’t particularly like the company too much, so I’d take this over their offering too. Though I somewhat agree, HTC has made some bafflingly awful decisions in terms of hardware pricing and availability lately.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

" HTC has made some bafflingly awful decisions in terms of hardware pricing and availability lately" Agree

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I am more likely to buy the Oneplus 6 based alone on its much lower pricing.

26. maherk

Posts: 7102; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"I’d buy this over any Samsung or LG phone on software principles alone." Or brand name? Come on, we all know you despise anything made by Samsung, so your comment is far from surprising. It's like Techie saying he doesn't like Apple because of iOS, where we all know he simply hates the company as a whole.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I mean...what's your point? Did I say something particularly inflammatory?

32. maherk

Posts: 7102; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm just saying, software won't be the reason why you would pick anything over a Samsung phone.

38. joshuaswingle

Posts: 777; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I would say software isn't always the deciding factor, at least for me, but it certainly can play a big part in which devices someone buys. I personally am not the biggest fan of Huawei's skin for example so I have no plans to purchase the P20 Pro. However, If it shipped with stock Android then I would seriously be considering it. At the end of the day, software is a very personal preference.

39. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Haven’t I always said Samsung’s software was the main reason I don’t like their phones?

47. iushnt

Posts: 3190; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

In Android world, I prefer Samsung coz of Samsung Experience Software rather than Android OS. Previous version of Android OS is fine but there should be Latest SAmsung Experience for me. HTC for me feels like, I might be soon out of support as the company is nearing bankruptcy.

9. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

8.0 not 8.1

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How do you know??

23. joshuaswingle

Posts: 777; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Thanks for letting me know

8. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

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

5. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Darn, wireless charging would have been great!

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

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

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; 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: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

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

11. A_A_A

Posts: 230; 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: 536; 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.

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