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Announced: Q2 2018.OS: Android 8 Oreo. VDRD-summary: It is better not to buy!
Starting price of $800. Starting price of: 49 504 ₽. Starting price of: 29 520 ₴.
Status: Archived.
  • Screen 5.5" Super LCD6
  • Rear сamera 12 MP 2 modules
  • Selfie camera 13 MP
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 845
  • Memory 8 GB RAM
  • Storage 128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards up to 2000 GB microSD
  • Battery
  • Thickness
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • WaterProof
All characteristics

Short description HTC U12

This is a smartphone on Android 8 Oreo with a very fast and productive processor, with a large touchscreen size, with a good camera that has 2 modules (12 MP, 5 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And HTC U12 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, dust and water protection.

Also known as: HTC U12+.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

In the short description of the new smartphone HTC U12 we point out the key characteristics for each smartphone. Firstly, it is an actuality in the market. This model was announced by the company HTC in Q2 2018. Secondly, this concept of adequacy in the market at the moment. We determine this according to the software version on which the smartphone is running and updating. So, “out of the box” HTC U12 works on Android 8 Oreo and has not received until now no updates to the more recent version of the software. In this case, we advise you to avoid buying models that do not receive software updates. Look at the others smartphones of 2018.

Of the features that not all Android smartphones have today, we separately single out support for two SIM cards and the ability to work in 5G networks with a maximum speed of 100 Mb/s. So HTC U12 is a dual-smartphone, so you can combine in one device just two phones. This, of course, is convenient and makes you look more closely at this model. The manufacturer could add support for fifth-generation networks to this smartphone, but did not. Perhaps not to raise the price, or for other reasons. If for you the presence of support for 5G networks in a new smartphone is very important, then we recommend that you go to this page in the catalog — all 5G smartphones on Android.

Screen, body and battery

Briefly describe the screen and the body of the smartphone. HTC U12 received Super LCD6-screen measuring 5.5 inches. This is a good average among smartphones, with this size it is still convenient to hold in your hands and much more information is placed on the screen. It′s more pleasant to watch movies or TV shows, play games and chat in chats.

And now let’s move on to describing the dimensions of the case. And in such dimensions the engineers managed to put the battery on  0 mAh,

Another of the features of the hull, we note that HTC U12 has dust, water protection. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

The most important characteristics of HTC U12 cameras: main camera received 12 MP with a regular lens + 5 MP Depth sensor, front camera got 13 MP with a regular lens. See examples of photos and videos from this smartphone to visually assess their quality. And the most interesting thing is that the main camera on the back of the body has several lenses (dual camera smartphones). That can do 2x zoom without losing quality. And with the help of at least two lenses, you can shoot portraits with the bokeh effect, this is when the background is blurred and the photo appears like depth. In this model, the selfie camera is on the front and you can see it. In 2019, smartphones were announced with a front camera, which is located inside the body and is not visible. When you need to take a photo, the front camera slides up from the body. You take your selfie, the photo is saved and then the camera goes down into the body. All smartphones with pop-up front camera from different producers at different prices are collected in the catalog. If you are interested in such models, we advise you to first watch video reviews about them, and then make a choice and buy.

Processor and Internal Memory

A smartphone that always works fast, smoothly and does not overheat is a smartphone-dream! You can see how fast our HTC U12 works in video reviews, and now let′s talk briefly about the characteristics of the processor and memory. This model received 8-core processor on the chipset Snapdragon 845. The amount of RAM is 8 GB.

The built-in memory on which you will store photos, videos, music and all your data, has a volume of 128 GB. In addition, the smartphone supports memory cards microSD up to 2000 GB.

Price for HTC U12: buy or not to buy?

So we told about flagship powerful smartphone HTC U12 with a large screen, conventional main camera and very good selfie camera.

All these characteristics in 2018 may be good, but the time goes by and the smartphone will somehow become obsolete in half a year of the beginning of sales. And by the way, to sell it start in Q2 2018 at a price of $800. This is the official price from the manufacturer without taxes and fees, so it can differ in each country, and not only for different sellers.

Before you buy HTC U12, be sure to check out all the photos and video reviews on it, or better still go to the offline store (electronics supermarket) and twist it in your hand. And already then, based on the emotions received from the smartphone, make the decision to buy.

And if HTC U12 is not already sold, when you are reading this text, then do not be upset. We advise you to always visit the page DROID smartphones, where we collect only the most current models on new versions of Android OS.

[EN] This is the HTC U12

[EN] HTC U12 - Specification Review

[EN] HTC U12: What we know so far (2018 flagship)


12 April 2018
Almost all characteristics of HTC U12 are known
Almost all characteristics of HTC U12 are known

On the Internet there was a photo of the box from the smartphone HTC U12 with a list of key characteristics: 5.5-inch screen (2880×1440 pixels), top 8-core Snapdragon 845 processor, very large RAM — 8 GB and built-in memory — 128 GB and support for memory cards up to 2 TB, dual main camera 12 megapixels (aperture f/1.5, OIS stabilization, fast autofocus) and dual front camera 8+8 megapixels (HDR Boost and OIS stabilization), BoomSound stereo speakers, Edge Sense 2, the case is protected by the standard IP68, support for two SIM cards, wireless and fast charging, there is a sensor NFC. The smartphone will be «out of the box» on Android 8.0 Oreo.

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