The HTC U11 was arguably the best flagship phone from HTC in some time. While it didn’t feature the 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels that the competition sported, HTC made up for these oversights with the HTC U11+. One small problem though; the HTC U11+ was not widely distributed, and certainly was not available in the U.S. Keeping all of this in mind, you would expect that the HTC 12 will have all of the features that came with the U11+ Besides the thin bezels, that would include an IP68 certification rating and a large capacity battery.
Today, a render has appeared that allegedly shows the front of the HTC U12. It comes from a source without a history that we can judge, so needless to say, take this with a grain of salt. The image shows very thin bezels, and the handset is rumored to come with a 4K display. Other rumors suggest that a dual camera setup will adorn the back of the device. Under the hood, we should find the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. With no room for a front-facing fingerprint scanner, that button might be placed in the back, under the display, or replaced completely with some other type of biometrics.
HTC has slowly but surely been improving on the quality of its flagship models. Even so, the company usually seems to be one step behind Samsung. HTC fans are always hoping that the next flagship takes the company back to its past glory days. Perhaps that is what will happen in 2018 with the HTC U12.