After months of wait and anticipation, HTC U12+ is finally official. The Taiwanese company after introducing great flagship devices for the last two years has continued on with its streak and has introduced HTC U12+, but what does the new device offers? Stick around to find out:
Thanks to the heavily leaked images and renders, we already had more than an idea about the looks of the new flagship device and as it turns out those images were accurate.
HTC has once again opted for its Liquid Surface design which we saw last year. It is not quite shocking that the company has not chosen to change the design of its flagship device as the aesthetic is quite pleasing to the eyes.
One of the things that make us excited about the design of HTC U12+ is the fact that the device’s back slightly changes color when it catches the light. The company has introduced three color variants this year; Flame Red which will be available later this year, Translucent Blue which allows the user to see the internal components of the smartphone and Ceramic Black which comes with no superpower of its own.
Looking at the back of the smartphone, you can see the unique camera placement by HTC which makes the device stand out from the rest of the smartphones in the market. There is a fingerprint sensor below the camera but not too close for people to mistake one sensor for another.
The back and front of HTC U12+ use Gorilla Glass 3 which was quite disappointing given the fact the most of today’s smartphones feature Gorilla Glass 5. Also, if you lept to wireless charging after hearing the word glass back then you will have to face disappointment one more time.
One of the refreshing things about HTC U12+ is that it does not come with any notch on the top of the display which nowadays is the highlight of many midrange and flagship devices of 2018. The smartphone also has two front cameras and two speakers; one in the earpiece and one at the bottom.
The company has again opted for its BoomSound audio technology which in theory should provide better sound for the users. The user also won’t have to worry about getting their smartphones wet as HTC U12+ comes with IP68 rating meaning it is water and dust resistant.
The company has also brought back its Edge Sense feature for the new flagship device where your phone can perform different functions for you depending on how hard you squeeze your smartphone. HTC has also introduced a new feature for the users where they can double tap each side of the phone to put it into a one-handed mode.
One of the most exciting things about the new smartphone is that the power and volume rocker buttons are no longer mechanical. They are digital and touch sensitive so you can achieve all that you want by simply tapping it instead of pushing them.
HTC U12+ has thinner bezels at the front as compared to its predecessor. The smartphone comes with a 6 inches Super LCD display with 2,880 x 1,440 pixels screen resolution and pixel density of 537 pixels-per-inch.
Though we would have loved to see an OLED display in the HTC U12+, the Super LCD display by far is nothing to rant about. Besides, OLED technology has a tendency to raise the price of smartphones so we are not going to complain too much.
HTC U12+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM that can come with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot available for the user if they ever feel like their phone’s memory is not enough.
Snapdragon 845 is the latest chipset in the market and is present in many other flagship devices like Galaxy S9, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6 etc. so we can assume that device will not lack much in processing and in theory it should be a powerhouse just as a flagship device ought to be.
The new flagship smartphone comes with dual rear cameras featuring one 12MP lens with an aperture of f/1.75, and one 16MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. The device has an optical zoom of up to 2x while it offers a digital zoom up to 10x.
The front of the device also has two 8MP cameras with an aperture of f/2.0. The addition of an extra camera can ensure that the users will be able to take selfies with the Bokeh effect. Like many other devices, it is also offering Augmented Reality filters, much like the filters that we have seen in Snapchat.
HTC’s new flagship device packs a 3500mAh battery with the Quick Charge 3.0 which should be able to charge your device up to 50% in just 35 minutes. The smartphone also supports Quick Charge 4.0 but you’ll have to buy the right adapter and charger yourself which doesn’t seem pleasing at all.