HTC may release its next flagship phone as soon as next month. Expected to be called the HTC U12, the phone would serve as a follow-up to the some time in April, according to mobile tipster Llabtoofer., and could be released
In addition to a possible availability date, a list of potential specs and features were leaked. We could not independently verify these claims -- HTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment -- so take this information with a grain of salt.
One notable feature on the list is "Edge Sense 2.0." Although the previous U11 offered solid overall performance and a vibrant design, the phone was most memorable for its unique, squeezable sides. By squeezing the edges on the U11 you could launch certain apps, take pictures or turn on the flashlight. This side-squeezing feature was a first on the U11, but it later made its way to theand shortly after Google .
With the inclusion of "Edge Sense 2.0" on the list, this suggests that HTC is revisiting the edge squeezing feature for the U12.
Meanwhile, HTC Face Unlock may mean that the U12 will get its own facial recognition feature to compete with the. The tweet hints at hardware upgrades too, like new dual rear cameras and the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, which currently .
We also see that the HTC U12 may get support for. Project Treble makes it easier for phone manufacturers to update to the latest versions of Android. If the HTC U12 is included in the program, users may be able to expect regular updates.
This isn't the first time there was a possible leak of the U12. The phone purportedly popped up at a 5G conference in Taiwan, and it featured a big rectangular display with minimal bezels, similar to the . If the HTC U12 actually ends up looking like that device and packs all these rumored features, it holds a lot of potential upon its release.