HTC just announced a launch event for a new smartphone later this month, May 23, and the HTC U12+ flagship will likely be the star of the show.
The company touts that it will unveil "a phone that is more than the sum of its specs," indicating that a new flagship is on the way. The teaser also includes an image showing the upcoming phone's internals, including four cameras and a dual SIM slot.
Coming Soon. A phone that is more than the sum of its specs. pic.twitter.com/m2skJSK0qt — HTC (@htc) May 3, 2018
HTC U12+ Rumored Specs
The HTC U12+ is expected to come as a top-notch powerhouse with high-end specs and features all around, ready to compete with other flagships from Samsung, Apple, LG, and more.
Based on leaks and rumors so far, the HTC U12+ should feature a 5.5 or 5.6-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels and Gorilla Glass 5 protection for extra scratch resistance.
Under the hood, the device is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, paired with Adreno 630 graphics and 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, along with 64 GB or 64 GB of native storage space. MicroSD card support should allow for additional storage of up to 2 TB.
The HTC U12+ is further expected to come in single-SIM and hybrid dual-SIM options, with the latter consisting of a nano-SIM card slot and another slot that can house either a microSD card or a second nano-SIM. On the software side, the smartphone will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo on board out of the box, with HTC's own Sense UI on top.
HTC U12+ Cameras
Just like in HTC's teaser image, the HTC U12+ is rumored to boast dual cameras on both its front and back, for a total of four cameras. On the rear, it would have a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 4 sensor with an f/1.5 aperture, optical image stabilization, and dual LED flash, and another 16-megapixel camera.
On the front, the handset is expected to sport two 8-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilization and real-time bokeh effects for the perfect selfies.
Other HTC U12+ Specs And Features
The upcoming HTC U12+ should feature IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for extra security, USB-C audio, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, NFC, and GPS with GLONASS.
Lastly, the smartphone should pack a 3,420 mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ rapid charging technology, as well as wireless charging support.