HTC U12 full specs list and price may have just leaked: 6-inch display, Snapdragon 845, more (Updated)

HTC U12 full specs list and price may have just leaked: 6-inch display, Snapdragon 845, more (Updated)
Last time we heard about HTC's next flagship smartphone, the U12 was quietly displayed during a 5G event held by a Taiwanese carrier on its home turf. Aside from the fact that it may be an indication that the U12 will be equipped with a Qualcomm X20 LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, few other details about the phone were made available at that date.

Well, it appears that a Russian journalist managed to find out more about the HTC U12 and was willing to share the information with the whole world. His findings somewhat come in line with what we've been able to learn, so there specs list could be 100% accurate.

As expected, the HTC U12 will boast a larger 6-inch display with Quad HD resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone won't come with an AMOLED screen, but the standard Super LCD display that HTC usually puts inside its flagships.

On the inside, the U12 will pack a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage. The smartphone will come with a dual-camera setup on the back (12MP+16MP), and a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera. 

HTC's flagship will feature IP68 certification, a decent 3,420 mAh battery, as well as 5G and dual-SIM support. When it comes to software, HTC U12 is expected to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, along with Sense 10, HTC Face Unlock and Edge Sense 2.0.

The smartphone's back and front sides will be coated in glass, while the frames will be made of metal. As far as pricing goes, HTC U12 is rumored to hit the shelves in April for around $880, but prices may vary by region.

source: Dmitry Kalinin (Twitter), LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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U12 Life
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh



1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

The price is a bit steep, but otherwise it should be a great flagship at least on paper

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

880??? Are you asking for another low-selling product?

3. fyah_king unregistered

They better have bogo at that price.

4. Rager722 unregistered

If HTC does this maybe I will go back to them, the design better be good though and a headphone jack please.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They were one of the first to dump the jack..

18. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Sad but true... I don't see them going back.

5. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Another oversized 6" flagship phone. Flagship phones are supported to be one handed like the s9.

8. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

You mean like a remote control?

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

My phone is shorter than s9 and is no one handed.. Less than 14cm is one handed.. My hands are not small.

7. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

HTC has a real chance here, with all this other notch-failures. Hope they are smart.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's a shame they don't use amoled though. On paper this sounds like a really nice device.

11. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Every flagship will have the same specs. No surprises there... The only fear and uncertainty now is.. Will it have the dreaded NOTCH? Lol.

12. Whitedot

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Stop, people dreaming, there will be no comeback for HTC. This OEM is dead. This year will be another in RED.

13. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Nothing else but just another oversized and overpriced phone on the market. Not even worth to know anything else about this and tons of other similar devices.

14. jim262

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Better have some deals that bring this price down about 400 bucks. They hot to remember who they are competing with in that price range.


Posts: 415; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

No headphone jack, no buy. If you're choosing to remove the jack you better price it at $700

16. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It boggles the mind that a company struggling to stay afloat continues to price its handsets as if it were the dominant brand.

17. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

$880 htc?? If true then SMH cause the S9 is $720 from Samsung


Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

why would i pay 880 for a phone that sits on my table all the time and will not be use. i would never buy a phone thats even over 100 dollars. . 880 wtf

21. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

who ask you to pay by the way? is HTC forcing you to buy their product? LOL!

20. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

LCD screen too. What's the excuse for the price?

27. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

How bout wait to see what the actual price will be? The unlocked US U11 was $650. And the LCD screen is perfect, nothing wrong with it.

22. raky_b

Posts: 390; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why not 2000$!? I mean, since they are not trying to get new buyers, and only goal is to take more money from their, smaller and smaller, group of fans...they should take as much money as they can. They are testing fans patience with LCD screens, dumping audio jack, and many more bad why not with higher price? I am shore that they would find 1000-10000 people willing to buy it for 2000$. Heck, why not even more...let's say 5000$, so they could call it most expensive "mass product phone"!? Not much more people will buy it for 880$, so with much bigger price, they could at least keep presenting their brand as status symbol,like they still thinks they are.

23. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

$880, nope..never, the U Ultra destiny awaits this phone

25. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Pass. I loved my M7 but this doesn't sound any better than the S9

26. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Hope HTC would bounce back pretty well. Its disheartening to see the state of once the best android manufacturer who pioneered many innovations of the smartphone arena.

28. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

They really should've kept it. Considering audio was definitely a strong positive focus of their brand.

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