HTC U12+ update brings enhancements to pressure-sensitive buttons, battery life, CryptoKitties

HTC U12+ update brings enhancements to pressure-sensitive buttons, battery life, CryptoKitties
Great news for HTC U12+ owners, as the Taiwanese company is moving quite fast when it comes to bringing new features and improvements to its newest flagship smartphone. It's been less than a month since the U12+ received a consistent update that brought many enhancements to the camera and Edge Sense UI.

Also, improvements to the pressure-sensitive buttons were implemented as well, but not enough apparently. The latest HTC U12+ update is bringing even more enhancements to pressure-sensitive buttons, but also some battery life and system performance improvements too.

More importantly, the update adds the CryptoKitties mobile app, which was officially unveiled more than a month ago. The application allows HTC U12+ users to collect and breed virtual cats, which can then be traded or sold. 

Each of these cats is unique and based on Ethereum's blockchain technology, allowing for secure buying, selling and trading of CryptoKitties. So, immediately after you get the update, you'll be able to breed your own one-of-a-kind cryptocollectibles, unlock rare traits, and sell them for “purrsonal profit.” Is that enough to make you buy an HTC U12+ now (if you don't already own one)?

source: @BreakingSoul (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)




Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

ReDo the review phonearena. This device deserves second chance.

2. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Then to be fair they'd have re-review and score every phone that receives improvements from software updates. A good example would be the Essential phone... I for one am good with them not redoing reviews. If any oem puts out a product with hardware issues, design flaws or "half baked" software, then it deserves any (honest) negative reporting shown in the review IMO. A good example of this would be the Note 7 which showed no battery issues during PA's testing and review.

3. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

It should've shipped with alot of what they're doing now. Launches have to be as flawless as possible.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

As an HTC fan, I agree that PA shouldn't re-review but given the fact that the pressure-sensitive buttons is something new in the market, HTC deserves a second chance. Don't get me wrong, it is solely HTC's fault they got so many bad reviews due to the buttons not working as expected but I think reviewers are too harsh giving a low overall score to this phone.

5. idees

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

You should redo the review as many others did. This device seems great except from these buttons, which are good now

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