A new HTC smartphone was showcased at Taiwan 5G Industry Alliance last week, and it is likely the Taiwanese company’s next flagship smartphone, the HTC U12. Not surprisingly, it looks quite a bit like the HTC U11+, which may suggest an incremental upgrade.
From the photos posted on Twitter by a senior member of XDA Developers, iamaniff, the U12 appears to be sporting an 18:9 display. It’s rumoured to be packing a 6-inch 2880 x 1440 Super LCD6 display – the very same display found on the U11+.
However, the most interesting feature of the unannounced smartphone is the chipset that’s powering it, which will likely be Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC. From the images, we can see that the device can achieve a speedy download speed of over 800Mbps. This speed is attainable thanks to the Qualcomm X20 LTE modem that will debut on the Snapdragon 845 chipset. According to Qualcomm, the X20 LTE modem is the world’s first-announced modem to support Cat 18 LTE.
Hopefully, we will hear more about the HTC U12 once MWC 2018 is here – the tech convention will begin from 26 February onwards. Rest assured, there will be a crop of flagship smartphones sporting the new Snapdragon 845 chipset in the near future.