It’s finally time for HTC to flex their muscles. After the excellent HTC U11 and U11+, what more does HTC have in store for with the latest HTC U12+ smartphone? Well, apparently they’re removing all their physical buttons and adding two cameras. Also, despite the “+” moniker, there’s only one smartphone.
After the OnePlus 6, the next flagship smartphone to launch is the HTC U12+. Ahead of its 23 May event, The full spec sheet and official images have surfaced thanks to serial leakster Evan Blass and Roland Quandt.
After LG introduces its new G7 ThinQ, it’s now HTC’s turn to reveal its new flagship for 2018. Expected to be called the HTC U12+, the new smartphone will come with the latest hardware and it packs a total of 4 cameras.
While everyone’s getting hyped up about the tri-main-cam Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, everyone’s favourite leak specialist Evan Blass dropped some details — as well as a photo — of HTC’s next big flagship smartphone. Apparently, it’ll be called the HTC U12+ even though there probably will only be one device.
HTC is one of the first manufacturers to introduce dual cameras on a smartphone. There’s the HTC One M8 and if you want to go further, they also had the EVO 3D which can capture video and stills in 3D with its dual-camera setup.
While the competition had jumped on the dual-camera bandwagon, HTC has stuck with having a single camera for the rear since the HTC 10. According to its former president, HTC will be releasing dual-camera smartphones in 2018 but they will need to figure out how to make it stand out from the rest.
According to this new leak, it looks like HTC has finally nailed it and the new dual-camera flagship could be announced in April this year.
During a Taiwan 5G showcase event, a HTC smartphone was spotted with a thick case and has its forehead and chin covered. The device was used to showcase HTC’s gigabit LTE capabilities using Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA). This is a form of carrier aggregation that uses the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum that’s also being utilised by WiFi.
What’s interesting is the device is different from the current U11 and U11+, and serial leakster @evleaks has indicated that this is HTC’s upcoming flagship model.