HTC has officially unveiled their latest flagship, the U12+.
The HTC U12+ has a 6-inch Quad HD+ Super LCD 6 display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5. The display also supports HDR10.
It’s being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM. There’s also 64GB or 128GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot.
The phone comes with HTC’s Edge Sense 2 which is a new way to interact with your phone. You can either squeeze the sides or the top of the phone to do different functions.
If you double-tap one side, it will shrink everything on the phone’s screen or hold to stop it from dimming or rotating. Edge Sense 2 is customizable.
The U12+ has a dual camera setup with one 12-megapixel HTC UltraPixel 4 wide-angle lens and one 16-megapixel UltraSpeed Autofocus 2 telephoto lens. There is 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The U12+’s camera has a DxO Mark score of 103 which is now the second highest rated smartphone camera, the Huawei P20 Pro still has the top score with a 109.
The front-facing cameras are dual 8-megapixel lens with an 84-degree FOV. The rear camera on the U12+ is capable of recording 4K video at 60fps.
The phone also has BoomSound speakers and comes with USonic and Qualcomm aptX HD audio. There’s a USB-C port but no headphone jack.
The U12+ is also IP68 water and dust resistant and has a rear fingerprint sensor and a 3,500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. It’s also running Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense with Android P to come later.
The U12+ is available in Translucent Blue and Ceramic Black but some markets will also be getting a Flame Red colour option.
The U12+ is available for pre-order from HTC’s website.
The Canadian pricing is as follows:
- 64GB – Translucent Blue – $1,099 CAD
- 64GB – Ceramic Black – $1,099 CAD
- 128GB – Translucent Blue – $1,169 CAD
The HTC U12+ will ship in June.