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HTC U12+ likely to launch on May 23: Everything we know so far

HTC U12+ is expected to take on flagship smartphones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Apple.

  • Published: May 3, 2018 2:26 PM IST
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With LG launching the G7 ThinQ last night, HTC is one of the few remaining players yet to launch a flagship device this year. The device, believed to be called the HTC U12+, has leaked quite a few times before but the company is yet to announce an official launch date. Until now that is.

HTC has taken to Twitter to tease a launch on May 23. The image shows a few internal components of a smartphone and the date 23.05.2018. Along with the image is the caption – “Coming Soon. A phone that is more than the sum of its specs”. While the teaser doesn’t explicitly mention it, the smartphone being teased is no doubt the flagship HTC U12+. The date also falls in line with the mid-late May launch time frame that has been rumored so far.

Recently, we have seen everything from alleged hands-on photos to the HTC U12+’s specifications and features. In line with the current trend, the upcoming smartphone will flaunt an 18:9 aspect ratio display, but without the notch at the top. The smartphone is said to feature a glass back with curved edges, and HTC’s signature ‘liquid surface’ design with a mirror finish.

HTC U12+ rumored specifications, features

From what we have come across so far, the HTC U12+ is expected to flaunt a 5.5-inch QHD LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and squeezable frames – Edge Sense 2. Under the hood will no doubt be the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. There is expected to be multiple storage variants, including one with 128GB on offer.

For photography, there will be a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+16-megapixel) at the back. Some reports also claim that the smartphone will feature a dual-camera setup at the front too. It remains to be seen what kind of setup there will be up front.

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Other rumored features include a battery with QuickCharge 4.0 and Qi wireless charging support, IP68 water resistance, a fingerprint scanner, and BoomSound high-res audio. Of the software front, the HTC U12+ will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

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  • Published Date: May 3, 2018 2:26 PM IST