HTC has launched HTC U12 Plus smartphone, which is company’s flagship phone and is souped up variant of HTC U12. The phone is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It supports dual 4G VoLTE SIMs, means both SIMs will work on VoLTE at the same time. In comparison with the predecessor, HTC U11 Plus, sides are 2 mm narrower of the phone. Camera also got some additional features like Bokeh Mode and AR Sticker. Smartphone will go on sale in May last or in next month and pre-orders for the same are already open in the U.S. and Europe. No official announcement for India launch has been made yet.
HTC U12 Plus price, features and availability
HTC U12 Plus works at a clock speed of 2.8GHz powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and Aderno 630 GPU. Handset runs android 8.0 Oreo based HTC Sense UI on the top. It supports dual 4G VoLTE SIMs. Company offers two memory variants 6GB RAM paired with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB onboard storage. Internal storage can be boosted up to 2TB using microSD cards. Fingerprint sensor is as usual mounted on the rear panel below the snappers.
HTC U12 Plus packs a 6.0-inches quad HD+ super LCD 6 display with HDR10, DCI-P3 and sRGB support and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 18:9 aspect ratio, 1440 x 2880 pixels screen resolution, 537 ppi density and 80.3% screen-to-body ratio. Handset features a dual camera setup on the rear panel packing 12 mega pixel HTC UltraPixel (f/1.75 aperture) lens with dual LED flash, PDAF, Laser auto focus, OIS, Panorama, Bokeh Mode and a 16 mega pixel (f/2.6 aperture) sensor with telephoto lens. On the front panel, phone packs a dual camera setup featuring 8 mega pixel + 8 mega pixel (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera with Bokeh Mode and AR Stickers.
The HTC U12 Plus is charged up by 3500 mAH supported with quick charge 3.0 technology. It measures 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at 188 gm. Connectivity features includes Dual 4G VoLTE,WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth V5.0, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, USB-C audio, HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition and Hi-Res audio. For access to apps and control on phone, it comes with Edge Sense 2 tech.
HTC U12 Plus price is set at $799 (approx Rs. 54,600) for 6GB/64GB and $849 (approx Rs. 58,050) for 6GB/128GB memory variant. It will be available for purchase in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red colour variants. Shipment for the phone will begin in May month last or early first week in next month. Users in US and Europe can pre-order it starting from today only.