HTC has launched its new flagship phone U12 Plus globally. The list of interesting features includes pressure sensitive buttons, pressure sensitive side edges, Boomsound speakers, a see-through glass back (only in translucent Blue option), and HDR 10 display to name a few.
HTC U12+ Key Highlights
- HTC U12 Plus has pressure sensitive buttons and Pressure sensitive side edges
- The Blue variant has a partially transparent back. All options are IP68 water resistant certified.
- Its notch-free 6-inch SLCD 6 screen is HDR 10 compliant.
- The handset has dual cameras on the front (Depth sensing) and the back (2X Zoom).
- The are four microphones for audio capture and Boomsound speakers.
- The phone uses top-notch hardware (SD 845 included) and shall retail for a high-end price starting at $799.
HTC U12 Plus features
The new HTC 12 Plus has a 6-inch Super LCD6 (QHD+) screen and the absence of notch is a refreshing change of pace. The screen is also HDR 10 compliant and shielded with Gorilla Glass 5. The U12+ is also IP68 water resistant and, as stated above, most of its side edges are pressure sensitive.
HTC utilizes this wisely. For instance, the phone will sense your grip and understand that you are holding it in portrait mode. This is used to help avoid rotating the screen when you are using your phone lying in your bed. The pressure sensitive buttons respond with a haptic feedback when you press them.
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On the inside, the handset is powered by 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB storage. The software is Android 8.1 Oreo-based and HTC also assured of Android P upgrade later.
For photography, HTC U12+ includes dual cameras on the rear (12MP + 16MP) with OIS, 2x optical zoom, and dual tone flash. On the front, there are two 8MP sensors with f/2.0 aperture and the extra shooter is for depth mapping. The handset has a 3,500 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 charger bundled in the box
There is no 3.5mm Audio jack or wireless charging, though.
HTC U12 Plus India Price and Availability
The HTC U12 Plus clearly has a lot working for it, but all that innovation comes at a price. In America, HTC U12 Plus will cost $799 (or Rs. 54,711) for 64GB, and $849 (or Rs. 58,135) for the 128GB storage option. Besides the US, the U12+ will also be available in Europe and Canada. No word on HTC U12 Plus India availability yet.
HTC U12 Plus Specifications
|Model||HTC U12 Plus|
|Display||6.00-Inch, 1440 x 2880 pixels, SLCD 6, 18:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 chipset, Adreno 630 GPU|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo-based HTC Sense UI|
|Primary Camera||12MP (f/1.8) + 16MP (f/2.6), EIS, OIS, 4K 60 fps|
|Secondary Camera||8MP + 8MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|Battery||3500mAh, fast charging|
|Dimensions and weight||156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm and 188 grams|
|Others||4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint sensor, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Price||Starts at $799|