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HTC U12+ image and specifications leaked ahead of a potential launch in May

HTC is said to be targeting May 2018 to launch the U12+.

  • Published: March 16, 2018 9:53 AM IST
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It is no secret that HTC is busy working on its next flagship device, and we have already come across rumors about the U12 and U12+. Now we have our first look at what the upcoming HTC U12+ (aka Imagine) could look like, courtesy of leakster Evan Blass.

The smartphone seen in the image is everything you expect from a 2018 flagship device. The U12+ is seen sporting a big display with very slim bezels surrounding it, and a dual-camera setup at the back. There’s also a dual-camera setup at the front, and a circular fingerprint sensor placed below the rear cameras.

Based on what we have come across before, the HTC U12+ is expected to feature a 6-inch LCD display with WQHD+ resolution, and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood. It is also likely to come with 6GB of RAM, and 256GB internal storage.

It is clear HTC will be touting the cameras on U12+ as a highlight. The dual-camera setup at the back is expected to include a 12-megapixel sensor and 16-megapixel sensor. Up front, it is expected to come with a pair of 8-megapixel sensors.

The rest of the rumored specifications include a 3,420mAh battery with fast charging capabilities, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, and it will no doubt run Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

Writing for Venturebeat, Blass has a couple of interesting claims. For one, he says that this year there may not be a U12 at all, and HTC could directly launch the U12+. Additionally, while previous rumors hinted at a late April launch, there seems to be some delay. Blass says that the U12+ is now expected to launch sometime in May.

  • Published Date: March 16, 2018 9:53 AM IST