HTC officially announces U12+ (Plus) flagship device
HTC’s U12+ smartphone is almost entirely of Gorilla Glass 5 with its signature Liquid Surface design, but the phone is quite tall and wide for it to be comfortably hold in the in the hand by most people, which is why HTC had to introduce a One-hand feature triggered by a double tap on the side of the handset. Yes, the U12+ comes with Edge Sense v2.0 technology (pressure sensitive edges), which now allows taps as well along with the usual squeezes. It’s not a bad idea to trigger the camera with a tap gesture or through a simple squeeze of the phone.
U12 Plus’ display is a Super LCD 6 that measures 6-inches in diagonal, it comes with 18:9 aspect ratio (no notch, thank God), and Quad HD+ screen resolution. The screen is HDR 10 content ready as well. The phone is equipped with dual front-facing HTC Boomsound stereo speakers, a 3,420 mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB-C v3.1 port, but no headphones 3.5mm jack. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with HTC Sense on top of it with a lot of A.I. based functionality.
Inside the HTC U12+ sits Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chipset, the Snapdragon 845, backed up by 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB internal storage. The phone has a dual camera setup at the back comprised of a 12MP UltraPixel sensor with f/1.75 aperture, Autofocus 2, HDR Boost 2, OIS + EIS, and a 16MP with f/2.6 aperture. The camera can shoot videos in 4K and in slow motion up to 240 @ fps. According to DxOMark results, it is one of the best cameras on a smartphone right now. The front-facing camera is also a dual snapper with 8MP + 8MP sensors (both with f/2.0 aperture).
HTC will begin selling the U12+ as of July 2018, in Translucent Blue (some hardware parts are visible through the glass housing), Ceramic Black and Flame Red (which sometimes looks as if its Gold colour).
HTC U12+ will set you back at least 800 Euros / 700 GBP.