In this year, HTC had debuted its first U series flagship phone, the HTC U11 in May. The Taiwanese company is expected to announce its successor phone, the HTC U12 in May this year. A leaked render of the alleged HTC U12 has surfaced to reveal its design.
The leaked render shows that just like the U11 and U11+, the HTC U12 will be also arriving with 18:9 aspect ratio display. The screen appears to be surrounded by super-slim bezels. There is a single selfie camera on the top bezel of the phone.
Since the HTC U12 is expected to sport a full screen design, its fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back panel. The volume buttons and the Power key are located on the right edge of the phone. Its bottom edge seems to feature a USB-C charging port. The overall design of the U12 may not be very different from its predecessor.
The rumor mill has recently revealed that the HTC U12 would be equipped with a 4K display. Like the predecessor phone, the upcoming HTC flagship is rumored to feature a metal and glass combination chassis.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is rumored to power the HTC U12. Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the rear panel of the phone is also speculated to house dual rear cameras. Also, it is unlikely to house a 3.5mm audio jack. All the above rumored features seem to be spot on, but the arrival of 4K display on HTC U12 seems too good to be true.
Since the past few of years, Sony has been selling smartphones with 4K display such as Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia XZ Premium. Both the smartphones usually function in full HD resolution, but they switch to 4K resolution when 4K content is played. HTC may offer such kind of 4K display on the U12.
All the aforementioned information is preliminary rumors of the HTC U12. The rumor mill is expected to reveal better renders of the phone and detailed information on its specs in the coming weeks. Hence, readers are advised to digest this report with a grain of salt.