The number of smartphones manufacturers embracing the notch for its flagships is growing every day. But it seems that HTC is not going to follow the trend launched by Apple with its iPhone X. According to new leaked renders, even though the Taiwanese company is suffering a financial decline, it will keep adopting an original design scheme for its upcoming flagship: HTC U12. Indeed, the renders show a device with a bezel-less display but without an iPhone X-like notch on the upper part, unlike the newly-announced Huawei P20 and P20 Pro.
Due to this decision, the screen-to-body ratio of HTC U12 will probably be lower than iPhone X. The back side will be made of glass and it will remind of the predecessor U11 Plus, but there will be several differences. Unlike the previous model, this new one will sport a dual camera setup placed at the center of the glass back in a horizontal configuration. At the left side of the dual camera setup, there will be a laser autofocus, while under the dual camera there will be a flash LED and a circular fingerprint reader.
So, the flagship will probably not have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display (unlike some of the most recent high-end devices like Vivo X21 UD and Huawei Mate RS). A dual camera is present even on the front panel, so expect a great bokeh effect even in selfies. HTC U12 will probably come with a 5.5-inch display showing images at a Quad HD+ 1440p resolution. On the hardware side, it is expected to sport an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC by Qualcomm, up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The dual rear camera should have resolutions of 16 + 12 MP, while the selfie cameras should have 12 and 8 MP resolutions.