HTC U12 Life, the latest mid-range smartphone from HTC has been unveiled at the IFA 2018 expo. The U12 Life is packed with some specs from the HTC U12+ flagship phone and it borrows its two-tone design from Google Pixel phones.
The HTC U12 Life is a large-sized handset as it measures 158.5 x 75.4 x 8.3mm. The handset offers comfortable grip because of its tall aspect ratio design. HTC has described the dual-tone design of the phone as “soft, subtle stripes on an acrylic glass unibody with a metal-like design.” Compared to the predecessor HTC U11 Life from last, the U12 Life lacks IP rating.
It is equipped with a notch-less 6-inch LTPS LCD display that supports FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 636 SoC powers the smartphone along with 4 GB. It has a native storage of 64 GB and there is a microSD card slot for additional storage. Taiwan will be the only country that will be receiving the 128 GB edition of the U12 Life. The device is preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that is customized with company’s Sense interface. The smartphone is fueled by 3,600mAh battery.
The U12 Life has a dual camera setup with 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. For snapping selfies, it is fitted with an LED enabled frontal shooter of 13-megapixel. The front camera supports beauty mode for capturing enhanced selfies. It also supports facial recognition.
The handset includes all the required connectivity features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, NFC and GPS. The U11 Life did not a 3.5mm audio jack. The feature has been brought back on the U12 Life. The smartphone also features stereo speakers and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
HTC U12 Life Pricing and Availability
By late September or early October, the HTC U12 Life will be released in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Twilight Purple and Moonlight Blue are the two color variants of the U12 Life. The handset will be available in the U.K. with a price tag of £300 (~$335).