According to VentureBeat writer Evan Blass, who spoke with a person familiar with HTC’s plans, the U12 Plus sports two 8 MP selfie cameras and a 12+16 MP combo around back.
The fingerprint scanner is also found around back, though it thankfully occupies its own space below the cameras. Reportedly below the two selfie cameras is the U12 Plus’ 6-inch LCD panel with WQHD+ resolution.
If you squeeze the phone, you will trigger HTC’s second-generation Edge Sense software, the feature lets you launch apps and shortcuts by squeezing the sides of the phone.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM reportedly power the U12 Plus. The phone offers either 64 GB or 128 GB of expandable storage through the microSD card slot, with the 3,420 mAh battery somewhat average in today’s era of big phones.
The U12 Plus runs Android Oreo out of the box and features HTC’s Face Sense — presumably a facial recognition feature.
According to Blass, HTC intentionally used the “Plus” suffix to compete with the Galaxy S9 Plus. Interestingly, Blass also said a regular U12 to compete with the regular Galaxy S9 might never exist.
Seeing how the rumored U12 was also codenamed “Imagine,” it could be that HTC wanted to focus its resources on one flagship smartphone instead of two.
As for when we will see the U12 Plus, the previous April timeframe might be out of the question. HTC reportedly encountered a problem or two, which pushed the U12 Plus’ release back to sometime between late April and early May.
HTC will also reportedly launch the Breeze and Breeze Plus, better known as the Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus, respectively.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 15, 2018