Weird: HTC's U12+ teaser features iPhone components

The HTC U12+ will be officially announced on May 23, and should be released shortly after that...
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33 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Omg!! Lol!!!

2. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

why phonearena always thinks every1 is copying IPHONE. Dont forgot Iphone x copied the notch and almost bezel-less design from Essential phone ( the first to introduce a notch) and almost bezel less front. get a lifeee!!!

3. Florin.T

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Who said anything about copying?

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Damn keep this s**t in mind and never talk about notch again "iPhone X was being developed well before the Essential PH1 made its first public appearance" - Evan Blass.

7. Fred3

Posts: 341; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

No...nice try though.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

18. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The development of the Essential PH1 started in 2015, you fr can't even use that.

24. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

So you think Apple hasn’t been developing the X before 2015? You’re trippin, they develop years ahead every time.

27. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Development of Essential started in 2015? stfu Android phones don't take that long to develop

29. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The Essential's notch is completely different from the iPhone X. The iPhone X uses a big rectangular notch which contains the various sensors and front-camera while the PH-1 has a small square notch which only contains the front-camera. IMHO Essential could (and should) have relocated that camera to the bottom bezel where it's sensors are located to have no top notch at all. Unfortunately most Android copycats copy Apple's rectangular notch and not Essential's squared one. Anyway I don't want either notch. I'd rather have a nice symmetrical top-bottom bezel and a clean design than stupid cut-outs in my screen.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It definitely won't be using iPhone 6 components, as that would be a step back, unless this is for a mid-range phone, then it might be possible that they're using Apple's components, just like Apple has been using Samsung's components for a while for their flagships.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus Christ, what does Apple’s relationship with Samsung have to do with the topic article at all? Are you aware that the iPX only has ONE Samsung made component in it (the screen)? Stop facilitating bullshit, thanks in advance.

17. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

What he/she said was true. Too bad it hurt your feeling so much. You a gigantic troll and liar.

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

On what basis?

9. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Well let's see, htc and apple have licensing agreements between themselves so maybe htc is hinting some sort of new partnership with apple for their next device. Maybe htc will license some form of ios or have some sort of ios services running on their device. Nah, probably not.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol irrelevant android brands are funny...

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

lol so another flagship with a subpar

12. fyah_king unregistered

Anandtech= the biggest sheep ever!!!

13. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

They already made a phone that looks like the iPhone 6... (HTC A9)

14. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Didn't HTC and Apple enter some kind of cross-licensing agreement back in 2012? Why is this news again?

15. Nimbus

Posts: 439; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Provide link of iPA post on it or other website blog on it then i can believe.

16. strbckboy

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Do a Google search. It is true. But that has nothing to do with HTC using iPhone parts in it's marketing. That was just pure laziness.

30. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

This isn't about that agreement. It's just a simple teaser photo that includes some cellphone parts. Coincidentally there happen to be some iphone parts in it. The idea is (literally) that their new phone is MORE than the sum of it's parts. Would be nice to finally have the ultra-complete phone that has it all, including IR-blaster, expandable storage, audio-jack, big battery, NFC, inductive charging, big bright amoled-(or at least HQ IPS LCD) screen, fast SoC, loud and clear stereo speakers, fantastic mics, latest BT, no or minimal throttling etc... But knowing HTC's reputation I usually wonder what feature did they ditch this time. :-/

19. KingSam

Posts: 1346; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lol probably a stock photo used by the graphic designer.

21. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They should fire that guy.. And they could sue him too..

31. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why? Many graphic designers use stock photo's these days. Did it occur to you that the designer actually paid for this picture and thus has the right to use it in his subsequent graphic designs?

20. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

This would've been a good April fools joke

22. ijuanp03

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

https://www.cnet.com/news/htc-u12-tweet-iphone-parts/ "We're glad people are studying our teaser so closely. The fact people have noticed parts from different phone models is exactly right – they represent the jumble of parts (specs) that our competitors inelegantly cram into their phones, while the space in the middle outlining HTC's next phone represents 'a phone that is more than the sum of its specs.' To be clear, none of the parts illustrated in the teaser came from the phone we're announcing May 23rd; people will have to tune in to htc.com that day to find out more…" So PhoneArena clearly didn't do their research.

26. Krjal

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Thanks for the heads up about the response. I'd just assumed it was marketing making a pretty picture because this kind of thing hardly matters to the general public. Interesting if there's actually some purpose behind the parts' inclusions.

25. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Yes they have used the iPhone and other phones parts, but there intention is different. HTC tells CNET the parts are indeed being used intentionally. Here's a statement from the company: We're glad people are studying our teaser so closely. The fact people have noticed parts from different phone models is exactly right – they represent the jumble of parts (specs) that our competitors inelegantly cram into their phones, while the space in the middle outlining HTC's next phone represents 'a phone that is more than the sum of its specs.'
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