Based on reports, HTC is preparing to launch its flagship devices for the year – U12 and U12+ – sometime in May. And handing more weightage to the rumors is an alleged retail box that has surfaced online. This alleged retail box of the HTC U12+ has revealed the majority of the upcoming smartphone’s specifications and features.
Spotted by CNBeta, the HTC U12+ retail box reveals a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood, which is accompanied by 8GB of RAM, and 128GB internal storage. The smartphone will apparently feature a 5.5-inch QHD LCD display, and a 12-megapixel f/1.5 OIS-enabled rear camera. Up front will be an 8-megapixel sensor. Other features include Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4.0 and Qi wireless charging support, IP68 water resistance, a fingerprint scanner, BoomSound high-res audio, and squeeze-happy Edge Sense 2.
HTC hasn’t said anything about the official timeline of release of the smartphones, but a recent report from a Taiwanese publication claimed that a release in early May can be expected. The same report also claimed that the HTC U12+ will feature a 6-inch display, as opposed to the 5.5-inch revealed seen on the retail box. While it was in line with the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and 6GB of RAM onboard, it suggested possibility of both 64GB and 128GB internal memory variants.
Besides, earlier reports also suggest that the HTC U12+ may feature a quad-camera setup. Apparently, the smartphone may feature a 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel camera setup at the rear, along with a dual-camera configuration of two 8-megapixel sensor on the front. So count that to four! Apart from that, there are also rumors that the HTC U12+ was showcased at a 5G event in Taiwan recently. Which again hints at a launch sometime soon.
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HTC has conceded its position as a major competitor to Apple and Samsung in the past few years, most of which is owned to poor pricing and delayed launch of its products. Even design-wise, majority of its flagships looked almost the same as their previous year’s phones. However, the bets on U12+ are high, and it might just bring a fresh lease of life to the company’s mobile arm.