HTC U12 with 5G support reportedly showcased in Taiwan

HTC U12 with 5G support reportedly showcased in Taiwan

While HTC may have plans to limit the number of smartphone releases this year, it is quite likely that the Taiwanese company will at least upgrade its previous flagship with a new model that could debut as the HTC U12.

Evan Blass, who runs evleaks on Twitter, had posted in response to a tweet by iamaniff that the device in the picture was the HTC Imagine, which is the codename for the HTC U12.

Last week, the company showcased an unannounced smartphone in its home country during a 5G event organized by a local carrier.

If the report is really true, we can confer that the HTC U12 will feature a thin-bezel display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

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Unfortunately, HTC covered the top and bottom edges of its unannounced phone, as well as its rear, so we can't take a proper look at its design.

The smartphone was showcased at the 5G event so it is quite obvious that the phone will come with a 5G connectivity option, which translates to download speeds of 809.58Mbps, which is nearly 1 Gbps (GB-per-second).

As per Taiwanese publication Sogi, HTC said the new flagship phone will be announced sometime this year. Even if there are no details on the phone, HTC has mentioned that it is capable of download speeds of 809.58Mbps and comes equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 and an X20 LTE modem that supports download speeds up to 1.2Gbps. At that event, the company showed off a device that is now being reported to be the upcoming U12.