HTC U12+ with mirror-like finish & four cameras leaks out
As can be seen in the photos, HTC will follow the recent 18:9 display trend. Interestingly, however, it appears the company has chosen not to include a notch, instead opting for reduced top and bottom bezels. The former of which is home to the in-ear speaker and a dual-camera selfie setup. In regards to the rear, a mirror-like glass finish is present and the panel is home to yet another dual-camera setup. This is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and what appears to be a laser autofocus system. In addition, adorning the rear will also be a circular fingerprint scanner. Moving on to the frame of the HTC U12+, the right side is home to a power button and two volume keys, while on the left side, the slot for the SIM card tray is also present – this will likely double as a microSD card slot. Also present on the smartphone will be a bottom-firing speaker and a USB Type-C port. Unfortunately, HTC doesn’t appear to have included a headphone jack.
On the spec front, the HTC U12+ is rumored to ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside. This is expected to be coupled with 6GB of RAM and possibly 128GB of storage, although HTC will most likely make other storage variants available. Also, the U12+ will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box.
Like Sony, HTC appears to be downsizing its smartphone business in the hope of improving profitability – the company lost over $570 million in 2017. In doing so, however, HTC has confirmed that it will reduce the number of smartphones it releases during the year and if rumors are accurate, this could also include the number of flagships. After all, the brand is reportedly skipping a regular HTC U12 altogether, despite a recent listing on Verizon’s website.