HTC’s woes aren’t unknown to anyone. The Taiwanese consumer electronics giant’s smartphone division has been in dire straits for quite some time now. However, it not only continues to launch new smartphones, but also remains committed to updating (at least some of) the existing ones.
The company has now confirmed which of its smartphones will be getting the latest Android 9.0 Pie update. Announced via a tweet, HTC has confirmed Android 9.0 Pie for four (at least, for now) of its smartphones. These include the U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One-certified).
We're pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course.
We can't wait to know what you think of Google's freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne
— HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018
The exact timeframe of the update rollout will be announced in due course of time, says HTC.
HTC launched its newest flagship smartphone – the U12+ – in May this year. The smartphone has a 6.0-inch QuadHD+ display, with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. The U12+ runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box and features unique pressure-sensitive buttons powered by HTC’s Edge Sense technology.
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For imaging, HTC U12+ has a dual-camera system at the back, comprised of a 12MP (f/1.8) sensor and a 16MP (f/2.6) sensor. There are also two front-facing cameras, each an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The HTC U12+ comes with IP68 water and dust resistance, and supports connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and 4G LTE with dual LTE support. The HTC U12+ is backed by a 3,500mAh battery, and can charge up to 50 percent in 35 minutes using Quick Charge 3.0.