Latest In The World Of Leaks – All We Know About HTC’s New Flagship Phone
The leak came from none other than HTC’s own website. Intentional publicity stunt? Who knows?
HTC’s test site recently leaked information regarding their new U12 Plus phone, making the release official. So far, leaks related to the phone had been surfacing the internet intermittently. However, this leak has confirmed everything that we had found out, coming directly from the company.
Roland Quandt recently tweeted to his followers, after discovering the leak on HTC’s website. He mentioned that they had left out information, regarding their latest phone, out in the open. Roland discovered that a subdomain of HTC, used for testing, was displaying significant information about the new phone. The leak, since then, has been fixed by the HTC, and the link is no longer functional. However, some sharp followers of his Twitter account were able to take some screenshots of the new device.
The U12 Plus phone has the following features:
- Display: Super LCD6 with a 6-inch display coupled with the WQHD+ (1440 x 2880) screen resolution.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a 6GB RAM.
- Storage: Supports up to 2TB of storage space (with microSD).
- Battery: A high-functioning 3,500mAh battery.
- Camera: Dual camera with 12 and 16-megapixel sensors, for the back camera. The front camera also has a pair of 8-megapixel sensors.
- OS: The phone should come with the latest Android Oreo operating system. An Android P update is expected to be supported for this device.
Apart from these, the phone is dust and water resistant has improved touch-sensitive buttons and support for Google Assistant is “always-on”. Users will be able to enjoy sound with the Boomsound speakers. Overall, these features translate into a great Android device.
We may have uncovered its starting price, at the time of release. It should start at around $920, for a device with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM. As indicated by its price, the phone is not coming out to serve as a mid-range device. It will directly compete against the mainstream devices, such as the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X.
What Does It Lack?
So far, it seems that HTC has completely ignored the latest trend of OLED screens. Moreover, the notch is absent, as well. Both these features have recently been favorites among consumers, so we will have to wait and see how the device performs.
After all the leaks, relating to the specifications, pricing, and design, we will have to wait and watch if HTC can still surprise us with any additional features, which we may have missed out. The official launch is scheduled for Wednesday, however, chances for getting any “new” information are low.