The U12 Life may be HTC's take on iPhone X's notch

The U12 Life may be HTC's take on iPhone X's notch
Although it's still unclear whether or not HTC will continue with the same strategy of having two flagships launched every year, it's pretty clear that the Taiwanese company's smartphone business needs a reset.

Unfortunately, HTC's smartphones don't sell very well, not even during the holiday season, and many believe the upcoming HTC U12+ will be its swan song rather than the product that will turn things around for the handset maker.

Well, HTC won't go down without a fight since its upcoming lineup includes a mid-range phone packing one of the most controversial features - the notch. Evan Blass claims HTC will embrace the notch with the released of the U12 Life.

Since there are no pictures of the device, it's yet unclear how HTC will approach the notch. Is it going to be smaller like the one on the Essential Phone, or slightly larger like the iPhone X? Although we believe there's a higher chance that HTC will adopt the latter rather than the former, let's just wait and see what the handset maker has in store for us.

HTC is expected to introduce a new flagship in early May, but it remains to be seen whether or not the company will unveil its U12 Life mid-range device alongside the U12+.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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9 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No... Please. If midrange has the notch, flagship might have too. Notch is disgusting. Even PA thinks it's ugly.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Why why why...

3. antroid

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Another manufacturer dropped the ball on the design. I thought HTC was better than that

4. Jacksie66 unregistered

Take that htc logo off of the first photo and you got the Sony XZ2..

6. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

HTC introduced this design a year ago, if anything Sony copies HTC with their xz2

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

XZ2 is based on SE Vivaz means they all copy sony design

8. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

look at the sony ericsson of 2006 and see who copies who

9. makiz

Posts: 33; Member since: May 30, 2017

Xperia neo maybe?

5. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Well htc and apple do have licensing agreements between themselves so I wouldn't even be surprised.

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