HTC Unveils HTC U12+: Bigger, Bolder and Edgier

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‘Live on the Edge’ with the HTC U12+ featuring Edge Sense 2 for unparalleled one-handed use on a big 6” phone, plus the highest-rated dual camera, USonic personalized audio,
and stunning Liquid Surface design

In its latest showcase of cutting-edge innovation, unrivaled usability, and extraordinary design, HTC today unveiled the HTC U12+. The U12+ is HTC’s biggest and boldest flagship phone ever, including a vivid 6” display with cinematic 18:9 widescreen, yet it is also easier to use with Edge Sense 2 for intuitive one-handed interaction for snapping photos, calling up voice assistants, or virtually anything you may want to do. There is simply no other phone as big, beautiful, and easy to use as the HTC U12+.

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The HTC U12+ will be available in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, and Flame Red beginning June 12th in the UAE at select retail outlets at the recommended retail price of AED3,449. For more information, please see the following pages or visit

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Top Features of HTC U12:

  • Edge Sense 2: A new touch feedback experience turn the edges of U12+ into the easiest and most intuitive way to interact with your phone. The new Edge Sense knows which hand you are using, giving you one-handed freedom to double tap to navigate the device, hold to lock the screen orientation, or squeeze the sides for taking photos and videos, zooming in on maps, and virtually any interaction.
  • The highest-rated dual camera: Two cameras on the front and back deliver beautifully artistic photos with DSLR-like bokeh. UltraSpeed Autofocus 2 includes full sensor phase detection autofocus and new laser autofocus to ensure you never miss your shot, while HDR Boost 2 lets you take fantastic photos in any lighting condition. The main camera’s 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom for photos means you are always ready for a close-up, while video with Sonic Zoom lets you “zoom in” on a sound or voice so you are truly the director of the scene. And with one-touch auto zoom, it’s almost like you have Hollywood in your pocket. It’s so good, the U12+ received a DxOMark score of 103 – the highest rated camera in the industry for a dual camera smartphone.
  • Best-ever HTC BoomSound, USonic, and Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio: Incredible, pulse-pounding sound with louder-than-ever BoomSound speakers and USonic earbuds featuring Active Noise Cancellation to keep out unwanted distractions. USonic matches the unique structure of your ear to shape the sound perfectly for you, so you hear every high note with crystal-clear precision and every bassline with thundering power. For wireless audio that goes way beyond expectations, aptX HD is designed to support high resolution 24-bit Bluetooth audio.
  • Liquid Surface: The U12+ showcases an even more artistic design featuring ultra-thin screen borders and new pressure-sensitive buttons encased in vibrant colors unlike anything you’ve seen. A Translucent Blue color that lets you admire your phone’s beauty both inside and out, while Ceramic Black offers a gorgeously sophisticated look and Flame Red delivers extraordinary, color-shifting hues in the most dynamic look HTC has ever created.
  • Power and performance: Equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with X20 LTE that will extend the way people see, hear, and interact with the world around them. It is engineered to shatter performance expectations and connect you at beyond Gigabit LTE download speeds without unnecessarily compromising battery life. With 6GB RAM standard and up to 128GB storage, the U12+ shatters expectations of the power and performance you can expect from your phone. The U12+ is also VR ready for the Vive Focus (where available) with phone call and notification sync, plus mirror mode to turn your smartphone into your own personal VR theater.

HTC U12+ Full Technical Specifications


  • Liquid Surface in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, and Flame Red (availability varies by region)
  • New pressure-sensitive buttons and a new touch feedback experience
  • Ultra-thin borders while easy to hold
  • Fingerprint reader on back
  • Size: 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7-9.7mm1
  • Weight: 188g1
  • Water & Dust Resistance: IP68


  • Android™ 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense™ (upgradeable to Android P2)
  • HTC Edge Sense 2:
    • Squeeze to access apps or control the phone
    • Hold for Smart Rotate and Smart Dim
    • Double-tap for a mini screen for easy one-handed use, or as a back key or navigation bar
    • Customizable gestures to launch camera, voice assistant, turn on flashlight, and more


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform, 64-bit octa-core, up to 2.8GHz


  • 6 inch, Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440, 18:9, 537ppi) Super LCD 6
  • Corning® Gorilla™ Glass
  • DCI-P3, sRGB, color personalization
  • HDR 10 support
  • Smart display for notifications 


  • 6GB RAM (DDR4x)
  • 128GB storage (UFS 2.1)
  • microSD™ (SDHCTM, SDXCTM) expansion supports additional memory cards up to 2TB with Flex Storage (optional cards not included)


Main Camera

  • 12MP wide-angle camera with HTC UltraPixel™ 4 (1.4µm pixel size, f/1.75)
  • 16MP telephoto camera (1.0µm pixel size, f/2.6)
  • UltraSpeed Autofocus 2 (phase detection + laser autofocus)
  • Photos support optical zoom 1.85x to 2x and digital zoom up to 10x
  • HDR Boost 2
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) + Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
  • Bokeh mode in realtime
  • Dual LED flash
  • AR stickers
  • Self timer up to 10 seconds
  • Face detection
  • Pro mode with manual controls, 32-second long exposure, and RAW format support
  • Panorama 

Front Camera

  • Dual 8MP camera (1.12µm pixel size, f/2.0)
  • Wide angle with 84° field of view
  • Bokeh mode in realtime
  • AR stickers
  • HDR Boost
  • Face unlock
  • Screen flash
  • Live make-up
  • Auto Selfie
  • Voice Selfie
  • Self timer up to 10 seconds
  • Selfie Panorama


Main Camera

  • 4K video recording at 60fps
  • Sonic Zoom, Audio Boost, and advanced 360° 3D Audio with 4 microphones
  • High quality audio recording, 96KHz, 24-bit
  • AR stickers
  • 8MP still photo while recording 4K video
  • Slow motion video (1080p at 240fps)
  • Optical Imagine Stabilization (OIS)
  • Hyperlapse

Front Camera

  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • AR stickers


  • HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
  • HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition
  • Hi-Res Audio recording
  • Hi-Res audio certified
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC™ up to 32-bit high resolution wireless audio via Bluetooth®


  • Always-on listening support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa (where supported)
  • Activity Reader automatically reads out SMS messages, calendar events, and incoming caller ID (where supported; headphone compatibility may vary)


  • Edge Sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Motion G-sensor
  • Compass sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Magnetic sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Sensor Hub for activity tracking



  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 


  • AWS/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76 


  • Nano SIM or dual Nano SIM with dual LTE (availability varies by region)
  • FDD: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66
  • TDD: Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Supports Cat 18 Gigabit LTE: downloads up to 1.2Gbps, uploads up to 150Mbps; up to 5CA and 4×4 MIMO (where supported)
  • VoLTE and WiFi calling (where supported)


  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • Galileo
  • BeiDou


  • USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C
  • Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz) with MU-MIMO
  • NFC
  • Supports DisplayPort over USB Type-C
  • HTC Connect™ for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems
  • Streaming media from the phone to compatible AirPlay™, Chromecast, DLNA™, and Miracast™ devices


  • Capacity: 3500mAh
  • Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 23.8 hours
  • Power saving mode
  • Extreme power saving mode
  • Fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0 charger in box – up to 50% charge in 35 minutes
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