Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has been reported to be working on a smartphone codenamed “Imagine Life”. If rumours are to be believed this is the HTC U12 Life, which will succeed the last year’s HTC U11 Life. This speculation comes from the fact that HTC U12 Plus was codenamed “Imagine”. Now key specifications of the device have been leaked online on a report by Android Authority.
According to the list, the HTC U12 Life will feature a 6 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9 which means it will not have a notch. It’s quite an upgrade from the 5.2 inch 16:9 display on the predecessor. But it display configuration matches with the U12 Plus flagship smartphone. There will be rear mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
Under the hood, it will be powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Though it is mentioned in a single variant, the possibility of multiple variants exist as well. In the optics department, it will feature a dual camera setup of 16MP + 5MP configuration that supports 4K video. In the front it will be downgraded from a dual selfie camera to a higher resolution 13MP camera combined with a selfie flash. It will be backed by a 3,600 mAh battery that will be enough to last a day with heavy usage.
The HTC U11 came pre-loaded with Android Oreo which means the U12 Life may run the final version of Android P likely to be launched in the next month. It will support Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and more. The revealed specs put it against the likes of Nokia X6/6.1 Plus and Redmi Note 5 Pro, but the pricing won’t be on the same range. The release date and availability is yet to be confirmed by the company which is expected soon.
NOTE: The phone on the featured image is HTC U12 Plus, not U12 Life.