The HTC U11+ was the company’s direction towards high-end phones that feature thinner bezels and it looks like the company is going to be counting on this design for a future flagship release. The name of this flagship could be the HTC U12, but it appears that by incorporating impressive internals and specifications, the phone manufacturer might reduce the number of devices it releases next year.
HTC Reported to Release the Flagship With a 4K Display but Might Not Release a High Number of Devices Next Year
A report from DigiTimes is keen to state that HTC will be cutting down the number of phones it releases next year. This is going to be a plan to consolidate finances after suffering from losses quarter after quarter. In 2018, the manufacturer has been reported to release a less powerful variant of the U11+, but there has been no word on what other devices should we anticipate from the Taiwanese smartphone maker.
As for the flagship that is going to be gracing us in 2018, we will not expect anything less than a Snapdragon 845, but here is an interesting detail that we’d like you to read first. According to DigiTimes, the HTC U12, which is supposedly the name of the high-end offering, will feature a 4K display. If the device manages to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio, that resolution will be translated to 4320 x 2160 and not 3840 x 2160.
The source also states that a dual-camera upgrade is also going to be present, which is going to be a first, seeing as how HTC only managed to include a single rear-mounted lens on its flagships. This is going to be exciting news for all consumers who have been waiting to upgrade to an Android smartphone that features nearly everything you good get.
When we say nearly everything, we actually mean it. Unfortunately, the headphone might cease to exist on the U12, since that is the approach that several companies have been following, and not for the better.