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The HTC U12 Plus is the big HTC comeback you’ve been anticipating

by | May 24, 2018 | Smartphones

If you think you’ve seen the last of HTC, think again. Their newest flagship, the HTC U12 Plus, hits like whiplash, with decent internals and an exciting camera. With flagship-like specs beefed into its cold-polished 3D finish—the phone ships with a speedy Snapdragon 845 processor, 64GB/128GB RAM-internal storage combo, and Android O out of the box—the phone is gearing up to be the company’s comeback after some flaws in its previous releases.

The key highlight on the U12 Plus, if there should be one, is its cameras, which gets a 103 DxOMark, just six points behind Huawei P20 Pro’s 109. There’s a 12-megapixel (f1.75) + 16-megapixel (f2.6) telephoto lens at the back, and an f2.0 8-megapixel dual front-facing camera.

Here’s the full list of specs.

  • 6-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9) Super LCD 6 display, 537ppi
  • DCI-P3, sRGB, Color personalization, HDR 10 support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • microSD via SIM 2 slot
  • 12MP 1.4um f/1.75, HTC UltraPixel 4, wide-angle rear camera
  • 16MP 1.0um f/2.6, Telephoto rear camera
  • Dual-LED flash, OIS + EIS
  • 4K @ 60fps, 1080p @ 240fps slow-motion
  • 1.85x and 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom
  • Dual 8MP 1.12um f/2.0 front cameras
  • Dual LTE (nano), Cat. 18 (5CA Carrier Aggregation and 4×4 MIMO)
  • VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac w/ MU-MIMO
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Qualcomm aptX HD, LDAC
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C
  • Supports DisplayPort over USB Type-C
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
  • HTC Edge Sense 2
  • Pressure Sensitive Buttons
  • Fingerprint scanner, Edge sensor, Face Unlock
  • HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
  • IP68-certified
  • Android 8.0 Oreo w/ HTC Sense
  • 3,500mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
  • 156.6 x 73.9 x 9.7 mm
  • 188 g
  • Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, Flame Red

The HTC U12 Plus is available now in the U.S. for USD799 (~ Php 42,000) for the 64GB model and USD849 (~ Php 45,000) for the 128GB. Details regarding local pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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Armando Dela Cruz

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