HTC U12 Plus Goes Official With Dual Cameras, HDR 10 Display, Pressure Sensitive Sensors And Snapdragon 845

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HTC‘s 2018 flagship smartphone is now official!

HTC U12+

Dubbed as HTC U12+, the smartphone comes with all the latest specifications that you expect from this year’s flagship device (IP68 Certification as well). This new device features a 6” Super LCD6 display which supports HDR10 and DCI-P3. It’s a tall 18:9 screen with 1,440 x 2,280 pixel resolution (537ppi).

Like the previous iteration, this one also comes with a pressure sensitive sensors along the sides of the phone allowing you to “squeeze” the handset in order to activate a certain action – enables Edge Sense squeeze gestures.

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Under the hood – as expected – there resides a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 64 bit octa-core processor which has a clock speed of up to 2.8GHz and Adreno 630 graphics processor. The chipset is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage option to choose from.

If we recall it’s the first time since the One (M8) that the company has come with a dual camera setup. On the rear side, there’s the dual camera setup 12MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 16 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm) sensor with phase detection & laser autofocus, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, and dual-LED dual-tone flash. 

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And on the front side, there’s the dual 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm) selfie camera sensor with 1080p, HDR, panorama support. The video capabilities have also been enhanced, as now you’d be able to record a video up to 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/60/240fps.

The phone will come running Android Oreo v8.0 operating system out of the box and the company has confirmed that they will be updating it to Android P.
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As you can see in the depicted pictures the device has a glass back but sadly the no support for wireless charging. And in comparison to the previous iteration the battery size of this one is smaller  U11+ – 3,500 mAh vs 3,930 mAh for the outgoing model.
And like U11+, this new model has no headphone jack and boasts stereo speakers and high-res audio over its USB-C port (with noise-canceling in-ear headphones in the box).

Price & Availability

The HTC U12+ is already up for pre-order in Europe for £700/€799 for the 64 GB model. And the US pre-order campaign also commenced – Translucent Blue is $799 for the 64GB version or $849 if want the 128GB internal storage. Ceramic Black will only come in 64GB for $799

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