SmartphoneAndroidHTC U12 Plus : A phone with no buttons?

    HTC U12 Plus : A phone with no buttons?

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    The HTC U12 Plus built on Qualcomm SDM 845 snapdragon 845 chipset, supports Android version 8.0 (oreo) and has Adreno 630 GPU. The CPU in HTC U12 Plus is octa-core (4×2.8GHz kryo 385 gold  &  4×1.7GHz kryo 385 silver). The dimensions of the phone are 156.6×73.9×8.7mm and 188g weight. Internal memory options are 64/128GB, 6GB RAM. There is a card slot which can support microSD up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). HTC U12 Plus is built using glass at front and back and an aluminum frame. Since single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) can be used in the phone.

    HTC U12 Plus has a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery which provides upto 24 hours of talktime. And has a fast battery charging, that is 50% is attained in 35 minutes (quick charge 3.0). The size of the phone is 6.0 inches with super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen and 1440×2880 pixels resolution. Multitouch is enabled and since corning Gorilla glass provides the protection, HTC U12 Plus can resist much scratches. The technology used are GSM/ HSPA/ LTE and provides a speed of HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) cat 18  1200/150 Mbps. HTC U12 Plus supports 2G, 3G and 4G bands along with GPRS and EDGE. 2G bands are GSM 850/900/1800/1900- SIM 1 & SIM 2. Similarly 3G bands are HSDPA 850/900/1700(AWS)/1900/2100. Finally 4G bands ard LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900).

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    Camera specifications in HTC U12 Plus

    • Primary camera has dual 12MP (f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF)+16MP (f/2.6), PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2×optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash.
    • Similarly secondary camera has dual 8MP (f/2.0), 1080P, HDR and panorama.
    • Video resolution is 2160P@60fps, 1080P@30/60/240fps, HDR and 24-bit/ 96KHz stereo sound.
    • Geotagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection and HDR (photo/panorama) are other features of camera.

    Above all sensors like fingerprint which is at the rear end, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass are present. SMS, MMS, Email, push Email are the messaging options. Since XviD/MP4/H.265 player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player are made available along with document editor and photo/video editor. Similarly Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC,USB (3.1, reversible connector) along with loudspeaker with stereo speakers. Radio and 3.5mm jack is not present, but there is active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, hotspot is the supported WLAN along with HTC sense UI and DCI-p3 & HDRIO complaint. Finally HTC U12 Plus is launched in translucent blue, ceramic black and flame red colours and price is about 800 EUR.

    Really? No buttons on HTC U12 Plus?

    What makes this phone stand out in the crowd is that this phone have no buttons on it. Instead of physical buttons on side they used pressure-sensitive bumps, which result a confirmation vibration on clicking.

    Image courtesy: htc

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