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HTC U12+ leaks, might be the flagship to save the company

by Justin Herrick | March 15, 2018March 15, 2018 10:00 am PST

HTC needs to make a comeback soon, and the company is hoping the upcoming U12+ gives its bottom line a much-needed boost. It’s entirely possible, too. The mobile industry seems less than enthusiastic about Samsung’s Galaxy S9 while other companies have pushed off on announcing their flagships until further notice. Maybe there’s an opening for HTC to push the U12 as the alternative we’ve been waiting for.

Today we’re getting a load of information regarding the U12+. We haven’t heard much about the U12’s sibling, but mobile industry insider Evan Blass says it could stand on its own as the sole flagship.

This latest leak, published by VentureBeat, indicates that the Taiwanese company is planning to release an absolute beast. Both an image and specs for the U12+ have surfaced, and HTC isn’t messing around to rival the market’s dominant names.

As we’re familiar with across all flagships, the U12+ will have ultra-slim bezels above and below the 6-inch WQHD+ LCD display. HTC is inserting an 8MP camera on the front for selfies, but it’s not alone. There’s a second 8MP camera just like the company had for the U11 Eyes last year. Facial recognition, too, is expected.

Flip the phone over, and you’ll find two cameras. It’s a dual-camera setup comprised of 16MP and 12MP lenses with two-tone LED flash above a fingerprint scanner. And, yes, the squeeze-friendly Edge Sense technology is returning.

Inside the U12+ is your standard batch of high-end components. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 runs the show, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. If that’s not enough, HTC will allow you to add a microSD card. Battery life should run for a little more than a day (depending on use) thanks to the 3420mAh unit. The company will also have Android Oreo on-board tweaked by its Sense overlay.

HTC initially wanted to announce the U12+ in late April, but Blass says there was “a minor snag” pushing the launch to early May.

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Justin Herrick

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