HTC has long been rumoured to be working on the next flagship smartphone, the U12+ which is expected to be unveiled sometime in May. Now, a new report states that the smartphone launch announcement will take place sometime in mid-May and will go on sale in select markets starting June.
While last year we saw the Taiwanese smartphone maker launch the U11, followed by U11+, this time the company may skip the U12 entirely, and will only focus on the U12+, Playfuldroid reports. The branding decision is likely to justify the higher price tag, and also to cancel out critics that would say that the U12 is inferior to the current flagships, the Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9 duo.
Based on what we know so far, the HTC U12 could feature a 6-inch OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood could be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB onboard storage options. In the photography department, the U12+ is expected to come with a dual rear camera setup with LED flash, and a dual camera setup at the front.
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There is no word on whether the dual rear camera setup will include a wide-angle and telephoto lens, or an RGB + monochrome sensor. But we will get to know more as the launch draws closer, and more leaks start pouring in. The smartphone is also expected to come with a circular fingerprint sensor at the back, stereo speakers and IPXX certification for water and dust resistance.
There is no word on the pricing yet, nor there are any details about the battery capacity and operating system. But considering we can at least expect it to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the box.