HTC is a brand that once known for the superb phones with amazing audio features. The company completely changed the way we used our phones for listening to music or watching videos by adding features like Boomsound and stereo speakers. HTC was one of the first to launch the world’s first dual camera smartphone back in 2011. The first company to launch an Android smartphone was also HTC.
Just like Nokia, HTC was once one of the top smartphone makers in the world. But things have changed now. HTC recently announced its exit from the Indian market which is sad and things aren’t going well outside the Indian market too. It is very hard right now for the company to get back on track if it continues launching phones that are overpriced for what they offer. The HTC U12+ is the company’s best phone right now, and the company is soon going to launch a mid-ranger. The HTC U12 Life will be the successor to the U11 Life of 2017.
The U11 Life wasn’t a very good device for the price at which it launched. It had a small battery, average design and not so good cameras. But with the U12 Life, it looks like we are getting a massive upgrade. Today, some major specifications of the HTC U12 Life got leaked, thanks to AndroidAuthority.
Codenamed ‘Imagine Life’, the HTC U12 Life has a 6-inch Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2160×1080, i.e., an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is weird since Evan Blass said a few months back that the U12 Life is coming with a notch design. Talking about other specifications, the U12 Life is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which we have already seen on a lot of mid-range phones this year. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, with an option to expand the memory via external microSD card.
There are dual cameras on the rear that include a primary 16MP sensor and a secondary 5MP sensor, probably for depth sensing. On the front, the phone has a 13MP camera. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos. The HTC U11 Life was criticised for a small battery, and so, the HTC U12 Life is coming with a big 3,600mAh battery underneath. We don’t know how the phone will look like, but since there is an 18:9 display, the fingerprint scanner will most probably sit on the rear. Other features are Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, etc.
One thing that HTC does wrong with its phones is pricing them higher than expected. The HTC U11 Life was a pretty overpriced device with a starting price of $349. If the company launches the HTC U12 Life at around $250-$300, then this will be a good device to buy. Otherwise, it will be just another overpriced phone from HTC.