HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has just launched its longly awaited HTC U12 + on 23rd May. The phone came with pretty high-end specs and liquid design that was successful in grabbing the consumers’ attention. However, the expensive flagship smartphone from HTC misses the notch display. If you are thinking the company is only focusing on the latest release and don't have anything else in its bag then you need to update yourself. There are rumors going around HTC to be working on a new device that will be next to the U12 lineup. According to the leaked information, HTC U12 Life is under the work and will be coming soon. Yes, the Life variant from HTC U series that it pushes few months after the launch of series upgrade.
HTC uses these models to provide a cut-down variants of its flagship smartphones. This means the U12 series will have a cheaper variant that will come with some of the best specs of 2018. However, there is no official information available on the smartphone yet, but we have gathered some of the rumors and leaked information. On the basis of the collected information, we came up with phone’s details listed below.
Though we don't have much details about the design of upcoming smartphone but recently released HTC U12+ gives us a good hint about it. Moreover, the rumors suggest that U12 Life will have a similar design pattern to U12+ but with fewer premium looks. This includes the plastic body with a thicker width as there will be no liquid surface. The frame will be composed of aluminum and it is also expected to be slightly heavier than the flagship version of series. However, some of the smartphone experts believe that HTC may embrace the notch display in U12 Life. Moreover, the rumor also supported by Evan Blass, he tweeted about HTC using the notch in U12 Life.
If you thought that HTC was sidestepping the notch trend...think again. Apparently midrange U12 Life gets its notch on.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 26, 2018
On the Blass’s tweet, @Nine_SRT also commented that the phone could have both top and bottom notch design with images, But, considering the mid-range phones prices and company’s attitude towards a trending change we doubt that. The smartphone is also expected to come with a dual rear camera and a powerful selfie booster in the front, the fingerprint sensor will be mounted on the front.
HTC will have it thisway trust me haha. bringback front boomsound with notch pic.twitter.com/kP38hO7ucn— .....N I N E..... (@Nine_SRT) March 26, 2018
As the U12 Life is a cheaper variant of the upgraded model the phone’s display won't have the latest offering. The smartphone is expected to own a 5.7 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen having the 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. Along with this the leakes also suggest that the U12 Life’s display will have 443 ppi and posses the 71.4% screen to body ratio. Surprisingly the phone is also expected to have 19:9 aspect ratio and the display will be protected by Corning gorilla glass 3.
As we have already mentioned that there is no authentic words on the phone’s specification all we have are some U12 Life rumors and leaks. The recent news points that U12 Life will be equipped with Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset that will empower it. The chipset of the phone will be paired with an Octa-core 4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor. In order to make U12 Life faster and better than its predecessor, HTC will be adding 4/6G RAM that will be supported by 32GB/64GB internal storage. With an octa-core processor and 6GB RAM, U12 Life will be a powerful smartphone in the mid-range price for the consumers.
Talking about the camera, HTC will be giving a powerful hardware support in this category of specs. The rear camera will have a dual sensor including a 13MP lens that will offer the features like phase detection autofocus and HDR. The front camera will have a 16MP lens with f/2.0 aperture and will be able to take quality selfies with panorama & HDR support. U 12 Life is expected to own a 3000 mAh non-removable battery that will be able to keep the phone alive for longer. Along with this, H12 Life will also be dual SIM supportable including a Nano-hybrid slot. With the hybrid slot, the phone’s storage can be upgraded up to 256GB.
As HTC hasn't spoken a word about the phone yet, so it is unclear when the phone will be launched by the company. However, there are some rumors and suggestions about U12 Life release date pointing towards the launch. According to these leaks, the U12 is expected to come in November 2018, which also syncs with the U11 Life release date from last year. Similarly, guessing the price of the phone will be too early, but we can suggest an approximate price tag considering the upgrades and specs. We believe that U12 LIfe price will be somewhere around $415.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow