The HTC U12+ Smartphone with Edge Sense 2 Revealed!

On 23 May, 2018, HTC unveiled the HTC U12+ smartphone, which boasts a 6” widescreen display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and Edge Sense 2 for intuitive one-handed interactions. Let’s look at the key features of the new HTC U12+!


HTC U12+ Smartphone with Edge Sense 2

HTC calls the HTC U12+ their biggest and boldest flagship smartphone ever. Let’s take a look at its key features, and see if it lives up to that claim!

Edge Sense 2

The new Edge Sense 2 knows which hand you are using, giving you one-handed freedom to double tap to navigate the device, hold to lock the screen orientation, or squeeze the sides for taking photos and videos, zooming in on maps, and virtually any interaction.

Dual Camera On Both Sides

The HTC U12+ features two cameras on the front and back, with a slew of features to help you deliver beautiful photos with DSLR-like bokeh.

UltraSpeed Autofocus 2 uses full sensor phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and new laser autofocus to ensure you never miss your shot, while HDR Boost 2 lets you take photos in any lighting condition.

The main camera’s 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom for photos means you are always ready for a close-up, while video with Sonic Zoom lets you “zoom in” on a sound or voice so you are truly the director of the scene.

And with one-touch auto zoom, it’s almost like you have Hollywood in your pocket. It’s so good, the U12+ received a DxOMark score of 103 – the highest rated camera in the industry for a dual camera smartphone.

High-Fidelity Audio

The HTC U12+ features louder BoomSound speakers and USonic earbuds featuring Active Noise Cancellation to keep out unwanted distractions. It also supports Qualcomm aptX HD for high resolution 24-bit Bluetooth audio.

Liquid Surface Design

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The HTC U12+ features thin screen borders and new pressure-sensitive buttons encased in vibrant colours. The Translucent Blue colour lets you admire its beauty both inside and out, while Ceramic Black offers a sophisticated look and Flame Red offers colour-shifting hues.

Flagship Power + Performance

The HTC U12+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, with 6 GB of LPDDR4x memory, and up to 128 GB of storage. The U12+ is also VR-ready for the Vive Focus (coming soon) with phone call and notification sync, plus mirror mode to turn your smartphone into your own personal VR theater.


HTC U12+ Specifications

SpecificationsHTC U12+
Display6" Super LCD 6 display
- 1440 x 2880 pixels (537 ppi, 18:9 aspect ratio)
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Operating SystemAndroid Oren 8.0 with HTC Sense
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor4 x Kyro 385 cores (2.8 GHz)
4 x Kyro 385 cores (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 630
Memory6 GB LPDDR4x memory (1866 MHz)
Storage64 GB / 128 GB internal flash storage (UFS 2.1)
microSD card slot (up to 2 TB)
Front CameraDual 8 MP cameras with f/2.0 lens
- 1080p video recording
Rear CameraDual Camera System
- 12 MP wide-angle camera with f/1.75 lens
- 16 MP telephoto camera with f/2.6 lens
- optical image stabilisation (OIS) with electronic image stabilisation (EIS)
- 4K @ 60 fps video recording
Network2G : GSM / GPRS / EDGE
3G : HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
4G : LTE Cat18 (1.2 Gbps DL, 150 Mbps UL)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual LTE
GPS SupportGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
NFC SupportYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear Mounted
Edge SensorYes
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Proximity, Motion, Compass, Gyro, Magnetic, Sensor Hub
Dust & Water ResistanceIP68
Audio SupportHTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition
Hi-Res Audio Certified
Qualcomm aptX HD
Battery3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
- fast charging support
Dimensions73.9 mm wide
156.6 mm tall
9.7 mm thick
Weight188 g
Available ColoursTranslucent Blue / Ceramic Black / Flame Red


HTC U12+ Price + Availability

The U12+ will be available in Translucent Blue from end of June onwards in Malaysia. Those in the US can purchase the U12+ with immediate effect at these links.

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