HTC hasn’t exactly been on our radar lately, since they didn’t have as many leaks as Xiaomi, Samsung or Huawei maybe, but they’re prepping something for sure. That “something” may well be the HTC U12 Plus, which has just popped up in beautiful renders, courtesy of Concept Creator.
Since there’s a HTC U12 Plus, there’s also obviously a HTC U12, which for some reason has been getting much less love lately than the Plus model. I have to say it from the get go: I fell in love with the bright red hue of this HTC U12 Plus. Concept Creator created these renders exclusively for TechnoBuffalo, so kudos to him. Nothing has been confirmed, or even properly leaked by HTC up until now.
The visuals do line up with some of the reports. The HTC U12 Plus seems to be made of two materials. There’s glass at the front and glass at the back, with the classic “sandwich” approach, which squeezes a metal frame between them. Interestingly, even below the glass plate at the back there’s still some metal. The design is now more angular than the last year HTC U11 and less curved.
The Solar Red hue makes a return and on screen navigation buttons are shown here, because there’s an 18:9 aspect screen and no room for physical buttons. The dual back camera actually feels like a throwback to the times of the HTC EVO 3D, but with a horizontal orientation this time. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back and specs-wise, things are pretty predictable: 6 inch WQHD+ LCD, Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage. There’s also a 16 MP + 12 MP rear camera and two 8 MP Front shooters.
A 3450 mAh battery also makes the cut, plus Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense 10 I’m guessing. Edge Sense 2.0 is also here, with extra squeeze gestures for the edges. Expect an April or May debut, at a proper price, around $900 maybe.