HTC U12+ with mirror-like finish & four cameras leaks out

HTC U12+ with mirror-like finish & four cameras leaks out
A number of hands-on images appear to reveal the final design of HTC’s upcoming U12+. It has previously been reported that the Taiwan-based company would release just one flagship device this year that would aim to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ and Huawei’s P20 Pro. And now, with rumors pointing towards a mid-May announcement, various leaked images reveal the device in its entirety.

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.


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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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32 Comments

1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Sounds like a beast, but i feel like it's late

9. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Lmao its not late at all.

17. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

To be honest it is late, i have the HTC U11+ it's a great device in terms of hardware except for the light bleeding which a lot of units are facing. In terms of software don't get me started i am still stuck with December security update and it seems it's going to get worst when the next iteration is out. So far from my experience this device will be my last from HTC unless it's a Google device. It's late because they are failing to make their current customers satisfied, so what do you expect the future ones will feel.

18. Daniluk

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

It will have trebble support, so updates will come faster. To be honest I thought that HTC took long to make updates. But, I don't really know about other manufacturers.

19. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I hope so, the U11+ supports project Treble technically even though HTC hasn't confirmed it yet, but the support is only for partition A and not A/B required for seamless system updates. To check further about the U11+ support visit the phone thread on XDA, there you will see it's a "Dead Zone". There is a lack of developer support even though the device is 5 months old since it was launched and maybe 4 months since it was available. By the way HTC aren't known for fast software updates/upgrades it turns out to my surprise, i expected better since it's the latest device from them.

26. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Youre complaining about slow software updates from HTC. You obviously never used a Samsung phone to know what slow software update is.

27. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Lol I have used, and I also got a phone from most of the manufacturers. I am complaining because the phone I am using is a 2017/2018 and I am not getting frequent updates for a flagship device, at least with Samsung the experience is better with their latest devices. Having said all that going forward I am going back to Google devices.

29. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

I also have the u11+ and I don't care about updates honestly! The device is really fast and smooth if not the fastest even compared to 2018 galaxiea and does everything right. Camera is amazing (even better with gcam) sound is amazing and battery is the best there is. What will the updates brings more ?

31. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

If you don't care then i am happy for you but i paid 700+ USD on a flagship device i require my money's worth. Updates aren't a charity case for Manufacturers to Grace us with, if you don't stand up for what you deserve then you are suckered by them.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Once know for its originality, now part of the crowd. Welcome HTC V30.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I’m pretty sure if they do release this, they would just call it the U12 even if it’s the Plus version since they won’t have the regular version available. At least I would hope they would.

4. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

next flagship be like----- "6 cameras"

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Damn, that's a thick device. Better have a large battery to justify it, otherwise the absence of a headphone jack is unreasonable.

6. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Huge, thick, no 3.5 mm jack, not interesting design. They would better not to release it.

20. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Still the galaxy s9 the best phone price, specs, design, quality available yet This is my opinion liking a particular brand. Good luck everyone for any choice.

7. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Is the S-on S-off thing still there on new HTCs?

22. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Yep, and it sucks you can't change for another region.

8. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Why are some people saying they are late to the party? Phones with the newer SD855 will not be out for at least another 8 months. The Galaxy Note 9 will be out this fall with the same SD845. What's the logic behind these people's thinking?

10. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yeah its dumb, its actually early.

12. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Since the Galaxy S9 already has the Snapdragon 845, what in the world makes you think that the Note 9 will come with the 835?

13. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Subie, my bad ... It's a typo and I corrected it. I meant 845 and 855.

15. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, now it all makes sense :) Cheers.

11. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Already a failed brand

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I would like to see 2 versions like mate 10 duo. Also vertical dual cam.

16. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Am i the only one that feels like we're getting to a ridiculous amount of cameras on smartphones? 4 cameras is just going to take up so much space inside your phone, which could be used for so many other things, which i would personally prefer. Google has already proven that you don't need more than 1 camera to take better pictures than a smartphone which as 2-3 cameras on the back.

23. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Depends on what you want cameras for. - Pixel does not have optical zoom. - Panorama is never as good as super wide angle. - Monochrome catches at least twice the light compared to rgb sensor. If you are not interested in Portrait, landscape etc , then phones with single cam will be great for you.

24. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

not that big of a deal, it's still 2 camera on the back.

21. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Bravo HTC. You and Samsung have evaded the notch rabbit hole everybody's diving in these days. I honestly don't care about HTC making less phones as long as they release a great one at least once a year.

30. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Hey even SONY & Moto too don’t have a notch.

25. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looks thicc.. Hope they use at least 4000 mAh battery, not like their old (waste-of-space) phone with huge size and only 3000-ish mAh battery

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