Rumor mill: HTC U12+ to be officially introduced in May

Rumor mill: HTC U12+ to be officially introduced in May
HTC is expected to launch a single flagship smartphone in 2018, unlike the previous years when the Taiwanese company released two top-tier devices. The U12+ is the name of the upcoming HTC flagship and, as we reported numerous times in the past, is likely to make its debut on the market in coming months.

Apparently, the Taiwanese media has more information on the U12+'s launch and reports sources familiar with HTC's plans claim the flagship will be officially unveiled in early May. The release window chosen by the handset maker confirms the handset maker wants to avoid competing with big names like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Oppo.

The same report suggests the HTC U12+ will be equipped with a large 6-inch display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB internal memory. Also, the phone will be powered by a 3,420 mAh battery and should feature a dual-camera setup (12MP+16MP) on the back, as well as dual-camera configuration (8MP+8MP) camera in the front.

Obviously, the phone will ship with Android Oreo on board along with Edge Sense UI, which will enable users to take advantage of various gestures like squeeze to activate the camera, Facebook, or other apps.

One other important aspect that remains to be determined is the price tag that will come attached to the HTC U12+, as that's likely to boost sales (or not).

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U12+
  • 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)

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9 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Front speakers please.

2. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

sadly HTC is dead! specially with the fierce competition from newcomers like Huawei, Xiaomi,... and old titans like apple and Samsung! believe it or not there is not much they can do to catch the old glory of their past! I honestly, i don't see any reason to go other than Apple if you are in IOS camp or Samsung if you are in Androids camp! these two companies are constantly delivering the OVERALL best experience when it comes to either ecosystem! with unmatched R&D and manufacturing facilities.

4. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You missed to mention Google Pixel

5. KingSam

Posts: 1346; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Huawei is one if the Titans in my book. And OnePlus deserve honorable mention. So that's 4 including Sammy and google.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Phone is exactly like the render leaked while ago. Its back reminds LG phones.

6. Sealblaighter

Posts: 417; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What I am afraid is the phone size will be too big again. An Iphone 7+ sized phone is too big for many people. HTC should learn from Sharp or Samsung.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

HTC is definitely on life support but how many times was sprint suppose to fail and yet here they are still today. Best of luck HTC!

8. CEDEOTB

Posts: 342; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Why can't they just include the same 3930mah battery from the U11+

9. NiteVibe

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 26, 2018

Please support this device Verizon

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