HTC, just like LG, has taken a different approach to device releases. This time last year, it already released its first flagship, the HTC U Ultra. However, for Q1 2018 it has only released three mid-range phones. Its flagship phone, the HTC U12+ is scheduled for a later release.
Fresh details have surfaced which reveal the HTC U12+ will be the only flagship from the Taiwanese company this year. According to an unnamed insider source, there will be no HTC U12 (a smaller version of the HTC U12+). But HTC will release a U12 Life which will be for the mid-range category with an affordable price tag.
The HTC U12 is expected to launch in May and will be competitively priced, said the source. It will have similar specs to the Galaxy S9+ but a price tag similar to that of the Galaxy S9.
A full specifications leak of the U12+ was released a couple of weeks ago. The phone will have a 5.99” QHD+ display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and up to 6GB of RAM. It will also come with up to 256GB of built-in storage.
HTC will slap dual cameras on the rear of the phone in a 12MP + 16MP configuration, and an 8MP selfie camera. The U12+ will have an IP68 rating, face unlock, a 3420mAh battery, and run Android 8.0 with Sense 10 on top. It will also have Project Treble support and launch in single and dual SIM variants.