In succession to last year’s U11 Life, HTC has revealed its latest smartphone, HTC U12 Life today in Berlin. The phone’s specifications were already out a few months in advance, thanks to incessant leaks and rumors, and the phone was also spotted on Geekbench a few days ago. The launch was simply to give an official meaning to all that was already revealed.
The rear panel of the phone wears two different textures on the same platform – smooth acrylic glass and fine grid design glass back. The phone is expected to hit the Indian market during the month of September.
Unlike in the past, as with several of its Flagship phones, HTC has included a headphone jack on its device this time. Another major upgrade from its predecessor is in terms of its experimental look, combining two different patterns to result in a unique design.
- The phone comes with octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC
- HTC has experimented with the phone’s rear panel design
- It sports a 6-inch FHD+ display, with 1080 x 2160p
HTC U12 Life Features
The new HTC U12 Life features a notch-free, 6-inch 18:9 display that has a FHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. The phone is driven by Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset with memory configuration combination of 4GB RAM + 64GB internal memory, which is expandable via microSD card (dedicated slot). Android 8.1 Oreo topped by HTC’s homemade Sense skin features as the phone’s UI.As for optics, the phone bears a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera setup that is vertically aligned and separated by the LED flashlight, assisted by Phase-Detection Autofocus, HDR, Bokeh mode, and 4K video recording. A 13MP selfie shooter is also present that allows video calling and shooting Full HD 1080p videos, along with Face Detection support and single wash LED Flashlight. The smartphone is backed by a 3600mAh battery unit.
Connectivity options on the smartphone’s board include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS+GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port a 3.5mm audio port.
The dimension of HTC U12 Life measure 158.5×75.4×8.3mm and weighs 175 grams. Sensor options on the phone’s board comprise ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, motion G-sensor, compass sensor, magnetic sensor, Gyro sensor, and a dedicated fingerprint sensor on the phone’s rear panel.
HTC U12 Life Price and Availability in India
HTC U12 Life will be available in Moonlight Blue and Twilight Purple color options. The phone has been priced at £300 in Germany, which roughly translates to Rs. 27,640. For now, there is no official word on the smartphone’s launch in India.
HTC U12 Life Specifications
|Model||HTC U12 Life|
|Display||6-inch FHD+ display, 1080 x 2160p, 18:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset|
|Internal Storage||64GB (Expandable via microSD)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo, HTC Sense skin|
|Primary Camera||16MP+5MP, PDAF, HDR, Bokeh mode, 4K video recording, dual-tone LED flash|
|Selfie Camera||13MP BSI sensor with f/2.0 aperture, beauty mode, Full HD 1080p video shooting capacity, face detection, single tone LED flashlight|
|Colour options||Moonlight Blue, Twilight Purple|
|Connectivity onboard||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS+GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port a 3.5mm audio port|
|Sensors on board||Dedicated fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, motion G-sensor, compass sensor, magnetic sensor, and a Gyro sensor|
|Dimensions||158.5×75.4×8.3mm; weight- 175 grams|
|India Price||roughly Rs. 27,640|