Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC finds itself in a bit of a pickle after accidentally leaking the specifications, design and pricing details of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the HTC U12 Plus. The official global launch was due to happen on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.
ummm… HTC really shouldn't leave their stuff out in the open like this. https://t.co/jFAb2Ilg2Z
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 22, 2018
A publically-available testing site for the U12 Plus was spotted by Roland Quandt, which confirmed its official price at 5,888yuan (SGD1,242). This confirms its flagship pedigree, in light of previous leaks that indicated flagship specifications: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM. This firmly pits it against formidable foes like Samsung, Apple and Huawei.
Other than the noticeable lack of a notch, the U12 Plus bucks the trend by sporting a 6-inch LCD Display. It would also feature IP68 water and dust resistance, expandable storage, a 3,500mAh battery, and unique touch-sensitive buttons. It will ship with Android Oreo with subsequent updates to Android P.
Availability and official price in Singapore and other markets have yet to be announced.