Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC launched the HTC U11 along with the U11 Plus last year in November. Though it has been just months, the company is already working on the successor of the device. Last week, in a 5G event held in Taiwan, HTC showcased an unannounced smartphone which is likely the HTC U12. Unfortunately, the manufacturer made sure only to release some details to the public.
The company covered the top and bottom edges along with the rear part of the smartphone. This may be due to the fact that the device is still in development or maybe HTC is planning something big and doesn’t want to spill the beans. We still have no idea whether the device will carrying a single, dual or more than two cameras.
Anyway, the fact that the unveiled device is indeed the HTC U12 is now confirmed by famous tipster Evan Blass in this twitter handle @evleaks. According to him, the HTC U12 is codenamed HTC imagine, and this device is the successor to the U11.
According to the displayed prototype, the HTC U12 is having a display of 6 inches approximately with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Though the top and bottom were covered, we can be sure the device will come with minimum or no bezels. At the event, the handset was demonstrated to deliver speed up to 809.58 Mbps little less than 1 Gbps. The smartphone is likely powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which includes a Qualcomm X20 LTE modem capable of handling download speeds of 1.2 Gbps.
As per Taiwanese publication Sogi, the upcoming handset will be launched this year, most likely towards the end. The company has not announced the final name so it’s not clear if it will be named as U12 or some other name. Nevertheless, the smartphone is being designed to keep up with the latest upcoming telecom technologies to be launched in this year or the next.