Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC is likely to be trying to unveil its newest smartphone dubbed the “HTC Desire 12” in 2018. In accordance with on-line stories, this shall be an entry-level smartphone with a full display screen, 18:9 facet ratio show and an inexpensive price ticket. We will anticipate the smartphone to be introduced at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, contemplating the flagship HTC U12 will not be prone to be unveiled on the tech present.
Famend tipster Evan Blass took to Twitter earlier this month to reveal specs of an upcoming HTC cellphone codenamed “Breeze”. In one other tweet on Wednesday, nevertheless, Blass claimed that this cellphone would “come to market because the HTC Need 12.” Whereas he talked about no particulars across the launch or availability, he did point out that it may very well be an entry-level cellphone and that “it must be priced to replicate that.”
He additionally talked about that the Need 12 will sport a 5.5-inch show (full-HD+ or HD+), a MediaTek SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, a 13-megapixel rear digital camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie digital camera. There may be a 2730mAh battery beneath the hood. No phrase on the working system; optimistically, we may anticipate Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
The leak comes at a time when the Taiwanese OEM’s smartphone chief Chialin Chang resigned citing a “private profession plan”, though the choice has been linked to Google’s latest acquisition of HTC’s cellphone division.
Again in December final yr, HTC had announced its choice to launch a restricted variety of smartphones in 2018. Individually, Android Police claims that the HTC U12 won’t be launched at MWC 2018, and as a substitute arrive at one other occasion to be held in March or April this yr. This may very well be to keep away from any type of overshadowing from the presence of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 duo on the Barcelona tech present later this month.
We spoke about all the large launches anticipated at MWC 2018 on Orbital, our weekly know-how podcast, which you’ll be able to subscribe to by way of Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or simply hit the play button under.