HTC on Wednesday launched its flagship smartphone, U12+. The smartphone is currently available in the US via mobile carriers At&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. HTC hasn’t announced details for a global launch as yet. HTC U12+ starts at $799 (Rs 54,800 approximately) for the base variant, and $849 (Rs 58,200 approximately) for the top model.
The smartphone flaunts a liquid surface back in three colour options of translucent blue, ceramic black, and flame red. HTC U12+ also features an updated Edge Sense 2 which comes with new gestures, and integration with apps like Google Maps.
For example, you can use the pressure sensitive buttons to zoom in on a map or you can even pause and play music with Edge Sense 2. You can also access Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa with Edge Sense 2.
HTC U12+ full specifications
The smartphone’s highlight is its dual-camera setup at the rear and front. HTC U12+ sports a 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear. Up front it houses a pair of 8-megapixel cameras for selfies. There are a host of camera features like ‘UltraSpeed Autofocus 2’, 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom, HDR boost 2 and AR stickers. The smartphone also offers video recording at 60 frames per second, 3D audio recording, bokeh mode and ‘Sonic Zoom’.
HTC U12+ features a 6-inch Quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. There are two storage options of 64GB and 128GB. HTC U12+ packs a 3,500mAh battery, and is IP68 certified for water resistance.
On the software front, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The company has already promised an upgrade to the upcoming Android P OS. In terms of connectivity, HTC U12+ offers Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, NFC, and Wi-Fi.