HTC U12 render surfaces revealing very thin bezels, no front-facing fingerprint scanner

The HTC U11 was arguably the best flagship phone from HTC in some time. While it didn't feature the 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels that the competition sported, HTC made up for these oversights with the HTC U11+. One small problem though; the HTC U11+ was not widely distributed, and certainly was not available in the U.S. Keeping all of this in mind, you would expect that the HTC 12 will have all of the features that came with the U11+ Besides the thin bezels, that would include an IP68 certification rating and a large capacity battery.

Today, a render has appeared that allegedly shows the front of the HTC U12. It comes from a source without a history that we can judge, so needless to say, take this with a grain of salt. The image shows very thin bezels, and the handset is rumored to come with a 4K display. Other rumors suggest that a dual camera setup will adorn the back of the device. Under the hood, we should find the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. With no room for a front-facing fingerprint scanner, that button might be placed in the back, under the display, or replaced completely with some other type of biometrics.

HTC has slowly but surely been improving on the quality of its flagship models. Even so, the company usually seems to be one step behind Samsung. HTC fans are always hoping that the next flagship takes the company back to its past glory days. Perhaps that is what will happen in 2018 with the HTC U12.

source: SuggestPhone via AndroidCentral

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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

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19 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 753; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

In order to buy HTC again, it would require having a 3.5mm headphone jack. get your s**t together HTC.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It pains me a lot but their is no avoiding this. It’s like the removable battery feature that’s been long gone and I don’t think it will come back anytime soon. We’ll just have to deal with it.

6. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

While this is a very valid stance, have you heard the USonic EarBuds through the USB-C port on the U11? I stopped using my Sennheiser IE80S, which I paid $450 for.

12. notfair

Posts: 753; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I used a lot the usonic headphones and they are ok but how can you even compare them with a 450$ pair of sennheisers.... jeez

14. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Sounds like a LIE.

16. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

my wife has them on her htc bolt. when i heard them i was jealous because of the difference between them and the htc 10's sound performance

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4253; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Those could be thick bezels... Who knows

7. Nopers unregistered

If you max out your display brightness you can just about see the lines. Looks on par with the S8.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

looks.... like an iphone, which i assume will be hard to distinguish with everyone going to the new aspect ratio... this is probably when samsung just made the s line and note curved, a subtle difference in what will be a wave of same same for us next year.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Sweet baby baby can’t wait for this one to arrive.

8. burkett375

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Hahaha...it's a black rectangle with rounded corners. This picture tells us nothing!!!!

15. TBomb

Posts: 1551; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

right? How can you see "very thin bezels"? lmao

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

All phones are looking alike. Look at this pic, it could be a v30, a8 2018 , u11+ if article did not say it is u12

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The only thing that the u11 was a step behind the s8 was it's huge bezels but other than that the u11 was the best smartphone during its time. You can already clearly see that with comparisons.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

For $300 the U11 is one solid device that ticks just about every box as the $800 flagship phones and it comes with earbuds that rival top tier earbud oem's. htc might be quietly brilliant again with the U12...

13. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Anyone hoping for the headphone jack to come back is a moron because all the OEM (including Samsung from 2019) are moving towards wireless tech so it's not coming back.

17. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Is their any reason to buy HTC phones anymore?If they can't commit to the US market than whats the point of giving them our money. They won't even sell their top tier phone to the US!. Thats a big slap to the face.

18. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

HTC has to price a little below Samsung and Apple, be on all four carriers, and offer the latest and greatest. They need a flagship and 1 budget phone. They need to keep a branding, and stick with it. The M's and U's might not cut it. They need to add to their UI, have the best sound, and have a build that continues to stand out. HTC can do it, but they need to be consistent They aren't. .

19. elonia

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2018

There’s no denying HTC has had a rough go of it in the extremely competitive flagship space, and the company needs a hit on their hands to make a comeback.

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