HTC's flagship smartphone is due for its yearly upgrade in May this year and a new report has apparently outed specifications of the upcoming HTC U12 (codenamed HTC Imagine). According to the latest leak, HTC's next-gen flagship handset will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 SoC. It also suggests that the dual camera setup (16-megapixel + 12-megapixel) will make a comeback on HTC's premium smartphones with the HTC U12. The phone is also said to come with support for Google's Project Treble, promising faster software updates.
Smartphone tipster and developer LlabTooFeR on Sunday took to Twitter to reveal specifications of the supposed HTC Imagine flagship due for launch in April 2018. According to the tweet, the smartphone will run HTC Edge Sense UI 2.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The HTC U12 is said to sport a 5.99-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) display. It is also expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage.
In the camera department, HTC's upcoming flagship might get a dual rear camera setup with 16-megapixel and 12-megapixel Sony sensors. The HTC U12 is also said to sport an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. A 3420mAh battery might be present under the hood of the handset. The phone is claimed to be made available in single and dual SIM variants. The smartphone might also come with IP68 water and dust proof rating and Face Unlock technology.
While not many renders of the HTC U12 have leaked online, some reports indicate the Taiwanese giant might have showcased the phone's design at a 5G event held in its home country. This phone was suggested to have a Snapdragon 845 SoC, with the Qualcomm X20 LTE modem, which further leads credence to the latest leak related to the upcoming HTC flagship.