This year, HTC is slightly different from last year when skipping U12 and only show U12+. At first glance, the HTC U12+ is very similar to the U11 + when it still has a liquid effect on the rear glass, on the red and black plates, and also on the transparent color option. HTC promises that the U12+ transparent blue will be easier to buy than the U11 +, which is only available in Asia.
One of the other important changes of U12+ is the addition of two cameras. Dual-rear camera has become standard on high-end smartphones so it’s no surprise that the U12 + is the same. However, the dual camera front is what makes U12 + stand out from the competition.
Besides, real-time and background-delete image capture and lossless digital zoom is also the focus of the camera on the U12+. Even so, U12+ jumped to second place on the DxOMark camera chart with 103 points, just below the Huawei P20 Pro.
U12 + LCD monitor, 6 inches size and Quad HD + resolution (2880×1440 pixels). The configuration of the machine is not inferior to any high-end smartphone when equipped with Snapdragon 845 chip, 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB storage capacity.
U11 + sounds very good and HTC U12 + is no exception. In addition to the BoomSound technology, the U12 + also comes with a USB-C USonic headset with active noise suppression. U12 + has no 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Edge Sense technology that HTC introduced last year was also improved on the U12 +. Specifically, Edge Sense 2 will provide users with more interactive ways to both sides of the smartphone. Currently, you can double-click on the smartphone side so that the screen is easy to operate with one hand, gripping the phone to prevent it from turning off the screen … It sounds bad but these interactions are completely can be customized and you can set them to work with any application.
Other features include IP68 waterproof, dustproof, power button and volume button sensitive with fake feedback. The U12 + battery is 3.500mAh smaller than the U11 +, but it supports Quick Charge 3.0, which charges 50% for 35 minutes. Although Android Oreo 8.0, but with support for Project Treble, U12 + will soon be upgraded to the Android P.
HTC allows customers in some markets to reserve U12 + today. In the UK and Europe, U12 + costs £ 699 and € 799 respectively for the 64GB version. In the US, customers will pay $ 799 for a 64GB (black or blue) and $ 849 for a 128GB (blue only). The red model is not yet available for ordering.