HTC U12 Plus has finally been launched by the company after several leaks. The U12 Plus comes as the successor to the U11 Plus released last year. This year’s flagship from HTC comes with lots of advanced features, no Notch but is powered by Snapdragon 845 is on board as well.
The dual rear shooters on this baby are ready to compete with Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Huawei P20. Just like the HTC U11, there is squeeze gestures with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back. let’s find out more.
HTC U12 Plus Key Specs and Features
・6-inch QHD Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2880 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 6GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845
・128GB/64GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 400GB
・12MP +16MP rear camera and 8MP + 8MP front camera
・3500mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
As expected, the device has an aluminium alloy overall unibody and covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well. With its IP68 certifications, you can literally go swimming with the device and take selfies underwater. The camera placement and rear features are also unique as well.
The dual shooters now sit in a vertical position at the top middle, it seems HTC really like that position for its U series’ cameras. The dual tone flash comes underneath before the fingerprint scanner, it has Pressure-sensitive buttons as well for Edge Sense squeeze gesture. It measures 8.7mm in thickness, weighs 188g and is available in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red.
If you want a flagship device without the trending notched screen, then you have another option to add to the list. The U12 Plus screen dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio, offering the standard bezel-less display with super minimal top and bottom bezel.
The 6-inch QHD Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen boasts of 1440 x 2880 pixels in resolution. It offers immersive visuals with a pixel per inch density of 539, there’s DCI-P3 & HDR10 compliant and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The screen stretches all the way to 80.3% of the entire front.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
As expected of a flagship in 2018, the HTC U12 Plus boasts the Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm. It is an octa-core processor that runs at a blazing speed of 2.8GHz and operates on the 10nm process technology. In terms of graphics, the Adreno 630 graphics processor is in charge.
For multitasking, there’s 6GB of RAM which is big enough to handle all your heavy multitasking. While for storage, there’s one with 128GB and another with 64GB. Both are upgradeable up to 400GB using a memory card. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and will definitely get Android P update, HTC’s Sense UI is on top.
The first 12MP shooter has an f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size and Dual Pixel PDAF, while the 16MP telephoto camera beside it has f/2.6 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size. Both cameras will work together to deliver some of the best photographs on mobile. The cameras has phase detection & laser autofocus, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash and shoots simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording.
There’s touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) as well. Shoot videos of 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/60/240fps with HDR and 24-bit/96kHz stereo sound rec. For selfies, the 8MP + 8MP dual camera has f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size with 1080p, HDR videos and supports Face ID.
The HTC U12 Plus is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery with fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
HTC U12 Plus is available on shopping stores, starting from $799 to $899, that’s about (N270,000 – N310,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF HTC U12 PLUS
・Announced: May, 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 49, 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Aluminium frame
・Dimensions: 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm
・Colour: Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, Flame Red
・Screen Type: QHD Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
・Pixel Density: 537ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 80.3%
・Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 630
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 400GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB
・Back Camera: 12MP + 16MP
・Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: No
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes