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HTC U12 Plus fires up in 'flame red'

If you've been waiting for a brilliant reason to buy the phone, the new autumnal-hued model may qualify.

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Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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 It's certainly photogenic!

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HTC just debuted the brilliantly colored flame-red model of its U12 Plus phone. It's a bright pinkish-red with yellow- and violet-hued highlights that shift with the light. 

It's slated to ship in September, but you can preorder it now directly from HTC for the standard $800 off-contract price. It's available in the US and Canada, at least for the moment.

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We had mixed feelings when we reviewed this phone a couple months ago. It's fast and water resistant, but the battery life isn't great for its size and the side-squeeze button trick gets old pretty quickly.

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Peek under the hood of the HTC U12 Plus

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