HTC Announces May 23 Event: Get Ready For The HTC U12 Plus Flagship With Dual Front And Rear Cameras


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.

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.

None of these rumored specs are confirmed so far, but it should all become official later this month, at HTC's May 23 event. We'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more, so stay tuned.

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