A new but familiar look
The biggest breakthrough in the design of their phones was in 2013 with the launch of HTC One M7. It is this device that remains their best-known product, although HTC 10 has also introduced something new to this flagship family. HTC U12 Plus is to continue the path of its predecessors.
It is worth mentioning here that this time the company is going to present one top model. In my opinion, a great decision, because the additional division in the offer and the lack of concentration on one main phone always hurts the company. This year’s high-end will again receive an aluminum-glass casing. The back will remain shiny and fingering, so here we have a replay of entertainment.
Interestingly, in the upcoming news, the fingerprint scanner is to be moved from the screen to the back. Under the double main camera we will see the reader, and this decision results from the fact that this time the screen has an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Certainly, many people will be pleased to know that there will be no indentation in the display.
Top in every respect
What else will HTC U12 Plus offer? A 5.99-inch Super LCD 6 display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels (QHD +), protected by Gorilla Glass 5, was used here, so the times when their flagship was not one of the largest on the market ended. It is a pity that the company has not prepared a smaller variant here. For consolation, this panel will provide full coverage of sRGB and DCI-P3 colors as well as support for HDR 10.
In the interior, naturally, Snapdragon 845 . A core processor supported by graphics Adreno 630 and 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM will surely provide more than satisfactory performance, and in everyday use will allow for instant operation of the whole. Anyway, it would be difficult to expect another connection here. The data in turn will receive 64 or 128 GB of built-in memory with support for microSD cards up to 2 TB.
HTC U11 surprised everyone with the quality of the pictures taken. In the case of HTC U12 Plus, we should count on a repeat, but now there will be two double modules. Even the selfie will be done with a double webcam 2 x 8 Mpix zf / 2.0. I am curious how good self-portraits will be made by this model. On the back, a double camera will be located:
- 12 Mpix, wide-angle lens, UltraPixel technology, f / 1.75,
- 16 Mpix, teleobiektyw, f / 2.6,
which in a duet will allow an optical zoom of 1.85 times and will boast of optical image stabilization. There will be a double LED diode or manual mode with the possibility of setting the aperture opening time for 32 seconds. More interestingly, you will be able to record Ultra HD movies at 60 frames per second and slow-motion 240 fps in Full HD. This time, the Taiwanese will also add sound recording at a much higher quality, which will be allowed by four microphones.
HTC U12 Plus – a powerful choice
There is no way to forget about a 3500 mAh battery with support for quick charging of Quick Charge 3.0, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, NFC, USB 3.1 connector type C, because the headset is missing again, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0 , NFC, dual SIM and LTE. This will all work under the control of Android Oreo with the Sense 10 overlay.
The icing on the cake is the IP68 certificate, ie dust and water resistance. The set will include active edges of the Edge Sense screen, this time offering even more functions – the first version has already proved to be a practical tool, so now I’m counting on more. The dimensions of the device will be 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7-9.7 mm, and the mass – 188 grams.
The first impressions connected with HTC U12 Plus will be known from Kamil’s text . It is worth adding information that the equipment will be available in Poland with 6 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB of built-in memory – it’s nice that we will have two versions to choose from.