HTC’s U12 Flagship Looks to Be a True Contender in 2018


HTC is rumored to unveil a new flagship smartphone that will succeed last year’s U11, a device that went over well with early adopters and reviewers. This year’s device, currently known as the U12, will reportedly come with all the specs you’d expect to see in a high-end Android device in 2018. This news comes via LlabTooFeR who leaked nearly every specification of the device in a tweet over the weekend.

To start with, HTC’s U12 is reportedly codenamed “Imagine” and will feature a Snapdragon 845 processor, something we’ve already seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Display wise, we’re looking at a 5.99-inch Quad HD+ panel that will likely feature an 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels if other recent flagships are any indication. The device will also reportedly come with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage which are definitely welcome.

On the back, the U12 is said to come with dual 12MP and 16MP shooters that use Sony IMX3 lenses. It isn’t clear what they’ll be capable of, but it likely involves portrait mode. The front camera will weigh in at 8MP.

Other specs include a 3420mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC’s Sense 10 UI on top, HTC Face Unlock (probably not a contender to Apple’s Face ID on the iPhone X), full Project Treble support for faster updates, IP68 water and dust resistance, and up to two SIM card slots based on your region.

All in all, the U12 looks to be a pretty interesting smartphone. HTC hasn’t had the best luck on the smartphone market lately, but perhaps the U12 will change that. Personally, I don’t think so, but I could definitely be wrong.

The HTC U12 is rumored to come out sometime in April.

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