Did HTC used iPhone 6 components in HTC U12?
HTC has finally confirmed the HTC U12 release date by sharing the latest post on its Twitter account. The company has uploaded an image containing the phone's component overlaying with 23.05.2018. This confirms the 23rd May as the official launch date for one of the most awaited flagship smartphone of 2018. The rumors and leaks regarding the U12 were already heating up the smartphone market and the company also teased us by displaying the phone’s components.
Coming Soon. A phone that is more than the sum of its specs. pic.twitter.com/m2skJSK0qt— HTC (@htc) May 3, 2018
As much as the teaser made the people excited about the smartphone it also arises the curiosity on the phone's specifications. HTC is the last smartphone manufacturer to launch its flagship device in the first half of 2018. The rumors also suggest that the name of the smartphone could be ‘HTC U12+’. With One Plus 6 and Honor 10 in the pipeline, the HTC’s new generation device will be competing with iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9+.
The teaser image in which the company has defined its device as “The phone that is more than the sum of its specs” has already been in the news where many believed that it shares the internal components of the HTC U12. On looking very closely the image reveals that HTC U12 could have four cameras in total two for the rear and two for the front side. There is a large battery block with the SIM tray that seems to have a slot for the microSD card, which means the HTC U12 could have memory expandable capability.
On the interesting note, the components laying down in the image seems to belong to iPhone 6. The similarity has been noticed by an AnandTech reader who claims himself to be a mobile repair expert. He mentioned that most of the parts in the HTC U12 revealed image contains the components from iPhone 6.
On comparing the teaser with the dismantled iPhone 6 image from IFixit you can spot the similar battery block and logic board in both the images. In addition, iFixit co-founder, Kyle Wiens has told CNET that there are more than one phone parts in the image, not only from the Apple’s iPhone. According to him, there is two Apple’s Taptic Engines, two earpiece loudspeakers and some component from Samsung too.
HTC has finally given an answer to CNET over the ongoing talks of the HTC U12 components. “We're glad people are studying our teaser so closely. The fact people have noticed parts from different phone models is exactly right – they represent the jumble of parts (specs) that our competitors inelegantly cram into their phones, while the space in the middle outlining HTC's next phone represents 'a phone that is more than the sum of its specs. To be clear, none of the parts illustrated in the teaser came from the phone we're announcing May 23rd; people will have to tune in to htc.com that day to find out more” HTC told to CNET.
The statement makes it's clear that HTC didn't use the iPhone 6 components in HTC U12. The teaser was just to catch the attention of the bigger audience and the company was successful in doing so. Now, we just need to wait till 23rd May to know exactly what the company has been hiding hiding for so long now.