People thought HTC is out the competitive smartphone market. But they are back with the following generation of its Liquid Surface phones. The HTC U12 Plus is this year’s flagship from the Taiwanese phone maker and it improves on a number of the options initial introduced by the U11. Edge Sense 2.0 gets new gestures and there square measure currently double the quantity of cameras: twin cameras on the front and rear.
HTC decided to give the U12 the “Plus” suffix, even though there won’t be a non-Plus model. This is because HTC wants everyone to know that it is comparable to other smartphones that carry the “Plus” moniker like the iPhone 8 Plus or the Galaxy S9+. It’s about as large as the latter, but HTC’s Liquid Surface glass looks much nicer by comparison.
- Body: Liquid Surface design; IP68; Aluminum chassis
- Screen: 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) 18:9 537ppi Super LCD 6 protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on front and rear
- Rear Camera: 12MP Wide (1.4 micron, f/1.75) + 16MP Tele (1.0 micron, f/2.6); Laser + Phase detection autofocus; Optical zoom up to 2X; HDR Boost; OIS + EIS; Dual LED flash; Portrait mode; RAW; 4K @ 60fps; 240fps @ 1080p
- Front Camera: Dual 8MP (1.12 micron, f/2.0) fixed focus; portrait mode; HDR Boost; FHD @ 30fps; 84-degree field of view
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core CPU (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver), Adreno 630 GPU
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, microSD slot
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense
- Battery: 3,500 mAh non-removable, Quick Charge 3.0 charger included, QC4 compatible
- Connectivity: Single-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain markets (hybrid slot); LTE-A, 4-Band/5-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.18 (1.2Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO; GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.
- Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, BoomSound dual speakers; pressure sensitive buttons; HTC Edge Sense 2 – customizable squeeze gestures
HTC 11 Plus Vs HTC 12 Plus
The U11’s version came with amazing cameras, and U12+ is expested to comes with camera quality much better compared to the previous ones. Of course, that second camera brings 2X zoom and a proper portrait mode. Also new to HTC’s flagship is 60 fps video at 4K resolution. There is no super slo-mo like the other guys, but there is 240fps slow motion at 1080p resolution.
When it comes to performance, the U12+ brings Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 along with 6GB of RAM and at least 64GB of expandable storage. In terms of a battery, there’s a 3,500 mAh one, which is a step up from the U11, but a step down from the U11+.