Details have emerged of the device HTC hope will compete with the flagships of 2018, known as the HTC U12 or HTC Imagine.
With Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S9
last week at MWC 2018, attention can now shift to what the other manufacturers have in store for the year, the first of which is HTC.
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According to HTC leaker LlabTooFeR, and seemingly supported by Evan Blass, the HTC U12 will offer flagship specs that we've seen on other devices. It will feature a Snapdragon 845 processor, 5.99-inch QHD display, 6GB of RAM and dual 12-Megapixel and 16-Megapixel cameras on the rear. You can expect it to run Android 8.0 Oreo and have up to 256 GB of onboard storage.
The HTC U12 will also see the standout feature Edge Sense from the HTC U11 retained that allows a user to squeeze the side bezels on the device to trigger an app. As for other specs, the HTC U12 is expected to feature a 3420mAh battery, HTC Face Unlock, IP68 waterproofing, and a single and dual-SIM variant.
HTC, unfortunately, have had a pretty tough few years that has seen the company's revenue decline to the lowest in 13 years. While the business has attracted the attention of Google, the brand HTC needs to release a successful smartphone that will help the company exert its dominance back in the marketplace.
Is that answer the HTC U12? It seems that we will only need to wait until next month to see what HTC has in store and if the device can challenge the likes of the Galaxy S9 for the top spot of 2018.