The HTC U12 is expected to be the name of the upcoming flagship, and despite the company being in a spot of bother due to layoffs and resignations, a high-end smartphone is still going to to be announced. According to a Twitter user who goes by the name ‘LlabTooFeR’, a very attractive bunch of HTC U12 specifications have been leaked, with the phone seemingly codenamed ‘Imagine’.
The very first thing that we notice is that the smartphone features a QHD+ resolution, so that must mean the upcoming HTC U12 will feature an aspect ratio of 18:9. The chipset, as you all know is going to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, since there was pretty much nothing else that the manufacturer could have chosen at this point.
HTC U12 ‘Imagine’: Dual-camera, Project Treble support
Apart from the 5.99-inch screen with minimal bezels, the HTC U12 will feature up to 6GB of memory. This can also mean that the phone is going to be sold in the 6GB RAM variants for a higher price tag. As for internal storage, that has been listed as up to 256GB. Not many people are going to find a use for this much storage unless you carry around your entire music and movie library in a smartphone.
There is also going to be a main dual-camera present at the rear side of the HTC U12. The primary lens will be a 12MP camera while the second lens will be a 16MP one. Its not confirmed if the device’s secondary lens will be a telephoto shooter or not, but it will not be long till we find out. To support the larger, 5.99-inch screen with QHD+ resolution, the phone will come with a battery that has a capacity of 3,420mAh, all coming with support of IP68 water-resistance. For the first time on an HTC flagship, we will get to see facial recognition called HTC Face Unlock though if it will feature Face ID-like hardware is still up for debate.
Display 5.99 QHD+
RAM up to 6GB
ROM up to 256GB
Dual Main Camera 12mp + 16mp (Sony IMX3xx)
Front Camera 8mp
HTC Face Unlock
Edge Sense 2.0
Android 8.0 + Sense 10
Full treble support and A/B (Seamless) Updates
Single and Dual SIM version
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 4, 2018
All of these specifications look very promising and if HTC draws up a clean UI for the users, then they will have a champion flagship to sell. Hopefully, this smartphone will do well where the previous devices from the company have failed.