At the onset of IFA 2018, HTC has unveiled the HTC U12 Life in Berlin. The mid-range smartphone has a unique dual-textured back that reminds us a little of the Google Pixel family. The dual finish features soft, subtle stripes on an acrylic glass unibody with a metal like design, for better gripping and less scratches. The HTC U12 LIfe will launch in Europe, Asia and the Middle East sometime late next month. Key highlights include the design, the vertical dual camera setup at the back, and a 3,600mAh battery.
HTC U12 Life is priced in the Europe at GBP 300 (roughly Rs. 24,800), and as mentioned, will be available in Europe, Asia, and Middle East sometime in late September. The pricing of other regions hasn't been revealed yet. In will be available in Twilight Purple and Moonlight Blue colour options.
HTC U12 Life specifications
As for specifications, the HTC U12 Life runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with HTC Sense, and supports dual-SIM slots (Nano + Dual Standy + Dual LTE). It sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by the 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. Inbuilt storage is at 64GB with the option to be expanded further using a microSD card.
The HTC U12 Life sports a vertically stacked dual camera setup at the back - with one 16-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor. It supports dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and has features like Bokeh mode, timer up to 10 seconds, face detection, HDR, panorama mode, 4K video recording, and Video Pic (capture photos while recording 4K video). At the front, there is a 13-megapixel fixed-focus BSI sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Features include Beauty mode, selfie timer up to 10 seconds, HDR, full-HD 1080p video recording, face detection, and Video Pic.
The smartphone packs a 3,600mAh battery and surprisingly does not support fast charging. It does come with a power saving mode that helps users to save battery for a little while longer. Connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The dimensions 158.5x75.4x8.3 mm, and the weighs 175 grams. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetic sensor, motion compass, and a proximity sensor, apart from a fingerprint sensor at the back.