Although HTC has not been very successful in selling phones recently, the Taiwanese phone maker is determined to make new phones. As a result we have its latest flagship phone, the HTC U12 Plus.
While the phone makers are more into replicating the each others’ designs, HTC is probably the one that still makes experiment and produces original design for its phone. The U12 Plus is a fine example of just that. The notch displays have become common this year, but the HTC U12 Plus sticks the old school display with minimal bezels style. A lot of people will welcome this for sure. It has a 6 inch 2K HD, 18:9 display.
The phone makers seem to have been giving the rear of the phone well deserved attention recently. One such example is Huawei P20’s color shifiting back. The HTC U12 Plus gets translucent back that kind expose its innards to everyone. That will certainly look cool.
It makes use of pressure sensitive chassis which we first witnessed on its predecessor the HTC U11. However, this time around it’s been fine tuned further. Also gone are all physical keys on the phone including the volume rocker and even the power key. These are now the pressure sensitive placeholders that mimic the same function. The 3.5mm audio jack has gone as well and now you’ll be using USB headphones. The HTC U12 Plus is also rated IP68 for dust and water resistance respectively.
HTC U12 Plus has dual camera setup that consists of 12MP primary,wide angle sensor and another 16MP telephoto unit with 2x zoom. It can also handle 4K UltraHD video recording at 60fps. There’s OIS and EIS combination as well.
At the heart of HTC U12 Plus is the Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB RAM. There are two storage variants, 64GB and 128GB. It’s battery stands at 3,420 mAh.
The HTC U12 Plus will retail for $799 for 64GB version and $849 for 128GB version. It’s up for pre-order and will start shipping from June.