HTC announces a "small" version of the HTC U12 Plus flagship today. HTC U12 Life is a medium-sized smartphone which is more a successor to U11 Life from last year than a U12 Plus at a lower price point. HTC uses a 6-inch FHD + (2160 x 1080) monitor this year with a format of 18: 9 and 1500: 1 contrast ratio. While most phone builders are pushing for hacking, HTC avoids them with U12 Life, but the company has shrunk the bones at the bottom and top of the display something.
The most obvious changes in last year's model can be found in the design. HTC sends U12 Life in two colors: twilight purple and moonlight blue. The blue variant will be the usual color scheme, and in sunlight it is designed to be a more blackish color thanks to the two-tone design. Likewise, the small model should be more silver in sunlight. HTC uses a double finish on U1
HTC uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor inside, combined with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space (a 128GB model will also be available in Taiwan). U12 Life will also support dual SIM or the ability to use a microSD card in one of the SIM slots. Snapdragon 636 will offer about 40 percent improved processing performance over Snapdragon 630 in U11 Life, and 10 percent better graphics performance. The phone is powered by a significant battery of 3,600 mAh.
HTC's U12 Life also features a two-camera setup. It's a 16 megapixel sensor and a 5 megapixel on the back, but unlike the U12 Plus, the front camera is limited to a single 13 megapixel sensor. Both front and rear cameras have f / 2.0 blender lenses. HTC has added an LED flash and HDR support to the camera facing the front for enhanced self-image in low light.
Other locations include U12 Life also stereo speakers and a headphone jack. HTC says that the company was able to bring the headphone jack, as the larger 6 inch screen meant that there was more room for it and it did not have to make a design yield. Unfortunately, U12 Life will ship with Android 8.1 and not the latest Android 9 version (Pie), and it will not be an Android One device. That means it also includes HTC's Sense customizations, which consist of a bright skin on top of Android's storage and a handful of HTC apps.
HTC prints U12 Life at less than half of the U12 Plus award, which means consumers will be able to pick one up for £ 299 (349 euros) when available in Europe at the end of September. Unlike last year's U11 Life, HTC does not plan to bring U12 Life to the United States.