How the HTC U12 + will be an incredibly important smartphone, knows almost everyone who is aware of the situation of HTC. The latest news about this equipment, however, shows that the Taiwanese intend to stand up to the task.
Let's not be enchanting – HTC's last years have been a series of failures, failures and missed decisions. The financial results for April this year were the worst since 2004, although, paradoxically, HTC releases really decent smartphones, which is confirmed even by HTC U11. The problem, however, is something completely different – Damian in his column drew attention to the fact that Taiwanese do not invest too much in marketing, which, of course, translates into sales. The other thing is that they probably do not have that money, but it seems that for the promotion of HTC U12 +, it is worth taking out the last coverts. Because very strong equipment is being prepared. The source of the latest, virtually certain leaks about the specifications of the new HTC flagship is the irreplaceable industry informer Evan Blass – he reached the documents containing the full specification of the HTC U12 +.
Great screen and top SoC on board
The new HTC equipment will offer us a screen size of 6 inches, displaying the image in Quad HD + resolution, or 2880×1440 pixels. Of course – according to the current trends – it will be a display presenting the image in the format 18: 9, and the whole will be covered with glass Corning Gorilla Glass. The screen will get support for HDR 10 technology and should be characterized by high color reproduction from the sRGB and DCI-P3 color palette. There will also be support for the HTC Smart Display module, i.e. the Always on Display solution, which allows you to display basic information or notifications without unlocking the phone. The equipment will weigh 188 grams, and the entire structure will meet the IP68 standard, which means practically the highest degree of protection against dust and water. The heart of this smartphone will be – as befits a flagship – the flagship Qualcomm system, i.e. Snapdragon 845 . This model does not need to be presented to anyone, because it is currently the highest shelf in terms of performance – its work will support 6 GB of RAM. This set is undoubtedly top by modern standards and in this respect, the new HTC equipment will not be ashamed as compared to the OnePlus 6 or Samsung Galaxy S9 +. For data, we will receive 64 or 128 GB of space, which we can expand using a microSD card reader even by an additional 2 TB.
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As befits the highest-end equipment , the equipment HTc U12 + will find two cameras – the first of them, wide-angle, has a resolution of 12 megapixels and is equipped with HTC UltraPixel technology with f / 1.75 light. The second is a classic, 16-megapixel telephoto lens with f / 2.6 light. Of course, the equipment will include autofocus, optical image stabilization and support for digital zoom (up to x10) and optical (max x1.85). The pictures will be illuminated by a double LED lamp, and the HDR Boost technology will answer for the appropriate colors. Cameras will also support the function of unlocking the smartphone face. There will also be more advanced tools – Pro mode with manual control over the photo, 32-second exposure and RAW file support. The smartphone will allow you to record video in 4K resolution while maintaining the speed of 60 frames per second. Lovers of slow shots will be able to use the slowmotion mode – 240 fps with FullHD resolution. An interesting addition is the image stabilization mode at recordings, it is also worth mentioning the presence of Hyperlapse mode and high quality sound recording at 96 kHz and 24-bit depth. The smartphone will also allow you to take photos while recording with a resolution of 8 MP.On the front of the smartphone you will find a dual selfie camera with a resolution of 8 MP with f / 2.0 light – one of them will of course be wide-angle, allowing you to get a 84-degree field of view or create a selfie panorama. Of course, the front cameras will include a face recognition module, HDR Boost mode and auto selfie modes; it will also be possible to take a selfie by a fixed voice command or use the time countdown. Cameras on the front will allow you to record video in FullHD resolution at 60 frames per second.
Top-shelf sound (though no mini-jack connector)
Good sound quality is to be ensured by HTC U Sonic technology and the use of HTC U BoomSound speakers – the audio system received the Hi-Res certificate, and the additional attraction is the presence of Qualcomm aptX HD technology offering high quality sound during its transmission via Bluetooth. The smartphone will also receive support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alex's voice assistants. Unfortunately, the HTC U12 + will not find a headphone connector , but rather – judging from the earlier models of this manufacturer – you could expect.In terms of connectivity, we can of course count on a full set of modules – the smartphone will support 4G LTE category 18 (download up to 1.2 Gbps) with simultaneous support for VoLTE and WiFi Calling technologies. On board, the dual band 802.11ac / b / g / n MU-MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth version 5.0 will be checked in. There is also a lack of NFC connectivity and support for DLNA, Chromecast and Miracast. The battery used in this model will have a capacity of 3500 mAh – in short, the average shelf when it comes to flagships. Of course, the battery will support the Quick Charge 3.0 technology, thanks to which we will add 50% of the cell's capacity in 35 minutes via the included charger. Connect the charger with a smartphone via USB type C, which – if necessary – can also be a DisplayPort connector. This is a very interesting addition that will allow you to present the screen content on larger displays. The specification is completed by a fingerprint reader and a GPS module from GLONASS.
Active frames still present
The whole will work under the control of Android 8.0 Oreo with the HTC Sense overlay – in the future it will be possible to migrate to Android P. The manufacturer also tried to use a very useful technology second generation HTC Edge Sense, which will compress the sides of the screen will allow access to various functions of the system or application. It also provides access to a whole set of programmable gestures and actions triggered by the device rotation in the right direction.Unfortunately, we do not know yet what price the HTC U12 + will debut on the market – this information should be obtained soon, because the information obtained by Evan Blass has an embargo, which ends on May 23. Then we can probably expect the official launch of the new HTC flagship.
Flagship with a full mug
Anyway – it promises to be a really great smartphone, in which – apart from the lack of a headphone connector – it's hard to find any major flaws . This equipment uses top components, with a high-resolution screen and cameras, which on paper should guarantee a very high quality of photos, both using the main dies, as well as self-dedicated cameras. It's getting really great equipment that you can not talk about except positively. With almost 100% confidence, you can say that with the U12 + model, HTC puts everything on one card and – while sticking to card terminology – it can be a really solid joker. Let's not just get lost in the dense crowd of flagships. source: Evan Blass