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 device’s successor. 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 because 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 carry a single, dual, or more than two cameras.
Famous tipster Evan Blass confirmed that the unveiled device is indeed the HTC U12 on this Twitter handle @evleaks. According to him, the HTC U12 is codenamed HTC Imagine, the successor to the U11.
According to the prototype, the HTC U12 has a display of approximately 6 inches 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, a 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, likely towards the end. The company has not announced the final name, so it’s unclear if it will be named U12 or another. Nevertheless, the smartphone is designed to keep up with the latest telecom technologies to be launched this year or the next.