HTC U12+ leaks ahead of the much rumored May announcement. HTC was supposed to release its new flagship device in April, however it has been pushed back due to unknown reasons to May – according to a few credible sources.
After HTC has sold part of its smartphone-making business to Google, there were a lot of rumors regarding the future of HTC made smartphones. Luckily, even a harsh decline cannot make HTC just disappear that easily from the market and it is now expected to release a brand new flagship device on the market.
So, what can we expect from HTC in 2018?
Well, certainly a new flagship device dubbed to be called the HTC U12+.
It’s expected to have small front bezels on top and bottom and have a new trending all-glass back design with an aluminium frame. The new high-end device is rumored to have a 5.99″ QHD+ display. We are still unsure if HTC will adapt a new LED display or stick with an IPS panel for this year.
It will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It is of course – expected to be expandable via a MicroSD card slot.
The device is expected to jump on the dual-cam bandwagon (yet again) and have a two cameras. One at 16MP and another one at 12MP. The front camera is 8MP – according to the rumors.
The battery is going to be 3420 mAh large and it will have an IP68 water and dust resistant certificate. It’ll have NFC, no headphone jack and apparently a Face Unlock feature – something very similar to Apple’s FaceID.
HTC is also expected to further improve it’s squeezable Edge Sense frame and introduce version 2.0 – with more features and enhancements.
The device will have HTC’s own Sense 10 UI on top of Android Oreo 8.0.
The price and the exact release date is unknown at the moment, however it’s expected to cost just as much as any other flagship devices on the market today – if not more. The rumored launch date is May at the moment and we’ll let you know more once we have more precise information available.