A testing subdomain on HTC’s website, spotted by Roland Quandt, has confirmed the already-leaked specs and design of HTC’s next flagship phone, while also giving us an indication of its price. Priced at 5,888 yuan in China (roughly $920) with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the U12 Plus appears poised to compete against the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S9, Apple’s iPhone X, and Huawei’s P20 Pro. Not a budget model, in other words.
Aside from the obvious absence of a notch, HTC is also deviating from the hot trends of 2018 by not having an OLED screen: the display listed on the spec sheet is a 6-inch WQHD+ (1440 x 2880) Super LCD6. The U12 Plus is also set to have Boomsound speakers, IP68-rated water and dust resistance, a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 2TB, a 3,500mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 845 processor beating at its heart.
The testing website has quickly been pulled down, so HTC has at least been quick to correct its mistake, though the images, price, and spec confirmation have all made their way out into public knowledge already. That doesn’t leave much for HTC to reveal at its launch on Wednesday.
Update May 22nd, 4:40AM ET: The HTC U12 Plus has also made an appearance on the company’s European Online Store, though the only additional information emerging from there is a £699 price for the 64GB edition of the phone in the UK.