HTC's return to dual cameras with the U11 Eyes (for selfies) this year wasn't as "noteworthy" as it had claimed, but now it seems like we'll finally have something more exciting along this line. LlabTooFer, a historically accurate source of HTC-related leaks, has posted what's claimed to be specs for the Imagine (aka U12), and its centerpiece would be a dual rear camera system with 12- and 16-megapixel sensors. It's not explained how this would work, but the size difference is usually meant to allow cropping for portrait or zoom modes without losing detail. The device wouldn't lean solely on this feature, either.
The Imagine/U12 would also tout an "HTC Face Unlock" feature (albeit using a lone 8MP camera at the front), a speedy Snapdragon 845 chip, a tall 6-inch QHD+ screen (possibly comparable to the U11+), up to 6GB of RAM, a peak 256GB of internal storage, a 3,420mAh battery and IP68-level water resistance. Edge Sense 2.0 would evolve HTC's squeeze-based control. Even software updates would play an important role -- HTC reportedly plans to make full use of Google's Project Treble to quickly deliver updates.
According to LlabTooFer, the handset would launch sometime in April. And you might have already seen it. HTC showed off an unnamed tall-screened phone at a 5G event weeks ago (you're looking at it above), and many suspect it was a thinly disguised Imagine. The question is where the phone will launch. Sprint scored a US carrier exclusive for the U11 in addition to the unlocked model, but there's no guarantee you'll see a repeat for the phone's successor.
HTC Imagine— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 4, 2018
Display 5.99 QHD+
RAM up to 6GB
ROM up to 256GB
Dual Main Camera 12mp + 16mp (Sony IMX3xx)
Front Camera 8mp
HTC Face Unlock
Edge Sense 2.0
Android 8.0 + Sense 10
Full treble support and A/B (Seamless) Updates
Single and Dual SIM version
- This article originally appeared on Engadget.