The past couple of years have been unpleasant ones for HTC. With declining smartphone sales and the company recently undergoing significant leadership changes amid Google's purchase of its mobile division, HTC would, at the very least, need a modern, top-end, compromise-free smartphone to turn around its fortunes.
The company seems to be gearing up to deliver just that, with the upcoming HTC U12+. The smartphone will reportedly come with a minimal-bezel 6-inch LCD panel with a 2880x1440 resolution, dual rear cameras - one with a 16MP sensor and the other with a 12MP one - and two front cameras, each at 8MP.
The U12+ will boast a Snapdragon 845 chip, 6GB of RAM accompanied by either 64GB or 128GB of storage with additional storage supported through a microSD card slot, and a 3420mAH battery. The device is said to come running Android 8.0 with HTC's Sense overlay, and support for different functions by squeezing the sides of the handset through its EdgeSense 2.0 feature.
These specs seem to be exactly the same as those of the recently leaked HTC U12, leading one to assume that the two devices may be one and the same; so if the previous leak is to be believed, then the U12+ may also come with IP68 water resistance, a proprietary face unlock system from HTC and support for Project Treble, and seamless updates delivered through A/B partitions.
HTC may have pushed the U12+'s launch date back several weeks from late April to late May, owing to some issues with development.