HTC is working hard on its next flagship phone, the U12 Plus, and now we've had a good idea of what the phone will look like, thanks to a leak from Evan Blass on VentureBeat. It's hard to tell from the images if this is the same phone as the rumored U12 prototype that HTC showed at a 5G event in Taiwan or if this is a different model.
The phone looks more or less like an important flagship smartphone in 2018: a large, narrow bezel display, a dual camera system and what appear to be similar design signals from the predecessors of the U12 Plus, the U11 and the U11 Plus. . Although, as my colleague Chris Welch points out, it's a good luck not to see the surprised face of the robot that the cameras, the flash and the fingerprint sensor make on the back of the phone.
The specifications for the U12 Plus were leaked in early March, when ROM developer Llabtoofer published a list of specifications on Twitter and is also in line with what you would expect from an important Android device. It is said that the U12 Plus has a 6-inch LCD screen with WQHD + resolution and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, along with a battery of 3,420 mAh. Remarkable is the return of HTC to the dual cameras in a great way. The U12 Plus includes a 12-megapixel sensor and a 16-megapixel sensor on the back of the phone along with two 8-megapixel sensors in the front. IP68 water resistance and dust and Android Oreo complete the list, so it sounds like a great phone on paper.
According to VentureBeat, HTC is delaying the launch of the U12 Plus until May, as it is a minor drawback in the development, but presumably, we will find out more about the next smartphone in the coming weeks as we get closer to the official date of launch.