The Taiwanese HTC has been losing ground for a long time. At this moment, its activity can be described as the last chances to save the day. A former tech giant takes care of business, but the market has changed a lot. So it should adapt to the new environment quickly to continue keeping its place under the sun. There are great examples – Xiaomi could come back after a year of collapse, Nokia is returning to the competition, etc. So why HTC cant’ do the same? Its latest flagship and the ‘savior’ was announced at the end of May. The HTC U12+ is a true high-end smartphone with a number of trendy features concerning design, hardware, and software. The only distressing thing is the pricing of 5888 yuan ($919). But this handset will go on sale tomorrow, on June 12, and we’ll see how it performs. Maybe not all things are less bad than we thought.
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As it’s an annual flagship, it’s logical to see many top-notch features on it. The HTC U12+ is packed with a 6-inch full-screen providing a 1440×2880 resolution, a 537ppi pixel density, and covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, we can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip paired with a 6GB of RAM, 128GB of native storage, and a 3500mAh capacity battery.
In terms of photography options, the HTC U12+ sports a 12MP + 16MP dual-camera on the back supporting UltraSpeed full-pixel autofocus 2.0. Thanks to decent camera parameters, our protagonist scores 103 points at DxOMark. On the front, it carries an 8MP snapper.
In addition, the HTC U12+ is also upgraded to Edge Sense frame touch 2.0. According to the official introduction of Edge Sense, it not only provides more features but also automatically distinguishes the left and right hands, allowing you to manipulate freely.
“I have two hands, the left and the right”… but they won’t be dipping into my pocket though for this phone. HTC has to come up with something groundbreaking or in the words of Huawei something more scary to get back in the black.