HTC has finally unveiled its first flagship for 2018 with HTC U12+ in Taiwan. The HTC U12+ will be available in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, and Flame Red colors. The HTC U12+ comes with 6GB+64GB at price tag of $799 (Rs.54,650/-) & 6GB+128GB for $849 (Rs.58,100/-). The device is already up on pre-orders in the US and Europe and will be delivered by end of this month. The HTC U12+ will be expanded to other regions later next month.

HTC U12+ looks similar to previously leaked renders with 18:9 aspect ratio display in the front and Dual rear cameras with fingerprint scanner below it. The HTC U12+ is now having Quad-cameras Dual selfie cameras and Dual rear cameras aligned horizontally with Laser AF on the left and Dual Tone Dual LED flash below it and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It weighs around 188 grams and is 8.7-9.7 mm thick.

HTC U12+ sports 6.0 inches QHD+ SuperLCD 6 display with a resolution of 2880*1440p, HDR10 support having an aspect ratio of 18:9 protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. HTC U12+ is powered by SD845 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory space which can be expanded via microSD card up to 2TB.

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The device comes with new HTC Edge Sense 2.0 feature which is nothing but squeezing the phone to launch apps take a selfie, launch Google assistant or assign any similar task. HTC U12+ features 12MP primary wide-angle lens with HTC Ultra Pixel 4 having an aperture of f/1.75 and pixel size of 1.4-micron meter with a 16MP secondary telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.7 and 1.8-micron meter pixel size with optical zoom up to 2x and digital zoom up to 10x, Dual Tone Dual LED flash, Laser AF+PDAF (UltraSpeed AutoFocus 2), OIS and AR stickers support.

There is 8MP selfie camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.0 with a pixel size of 1.12-micron meter and support Face Unlock feature. It can record slow-mo videos 1080p @240fps and 4K videos @60fps similar to Samsung Galaxy S9+ and comes with 4 microphones to get 3D audio for the video.

It also comes with HTC USonic Active Noise cancellation feature, HTC BoomSound HiFi edition which is nothing but front-firing speaker which we saw on many HTC flagship smartphone in the past and Hi-Res Audio support for recording.

The HTC U12+ comes with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support with always listening mode. The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Dual-band wifi support, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port and no 3.5 mm audio port this time. The new HTC U12+ is fueled by 3500 mAh battery support for QC 3.0 and runs on Android 8.0 with HTC Sense UI on top.