HTC as expected, has put an end to the rumors and has announced its latest flagship called U12+. It comes in single / Hybrid Dual SIM slot options and is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense UI on top.
Measuring in at 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 – 9.7 mm and weight of 188 grams, the handset features in 6-inch Super LCD 6 display with 2880 x 1440 pixels resolution. The screen delivers DCI-P3 color coverage and supports sRGB and HDR10. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection as well.
It has ultra thin border and 3D Glass body. It has IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. A rear mounted fingerprint sensor allows quick unlocking and added security. Moreover, cell phone features in Edge Sense 2.0 for quick accessing apps and enhanced usability.
The HTC U12+ specs include octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. It has 6GB RAM and offers 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 storage options. The handset also allows further expansion up to 2TB using MicroSD card.
The HTC U12 Plus packs in a total of four cameras, two on the front and two at the back. Talking about the front, there are 8MP + 8MP selfie shooters with F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, AR Stickers and delivers real-time bokeh. Face unlock is also supported.
At the back side is 12MP HTC UltraPixel 4 primary rear camera with F/1.75 Aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, PDAF and Laser AF support. Additionally, there is a secondary 16MP rear shooter with Telephoto lens, F/2.6 Aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 4K video recording (30fps) and Slo-mo 1080p capture at 240fps.
The hardware is jacked up by 3500 mAh battery and also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. Company is claiming that battery goes from 0% to 50% in 35 minutes of charging. Usual HTC features like USB-C Audio, HTC boomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Hi-Res audio and HTC USonic with Active noise cancellation also makes way.
Connectivity wise, the handset supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth V5, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS/GLONASS etc are supported as well.
The HTC U12+ price starts at $799 (Rs. 54,630 approx) for 64GB storage variant. The phone’s cost goes up to $849 (Rs. 58,050 approx) for 128GB storage mode. The cell phone come sin Ceramic Black, Translucent Blue and Red colors. It is up for pre-order in US and Europe expected to ship later this month or early next month (depending on the market).