The U11’s successor, likely to be named HTC U12 and codenamed ‘Imagine,’ was apparently the test bed for 5G connectivity for this event in Taiwan.
However, tipster Evan Blass through his Twitter account, @evleaks, states that the model in question is apparently the HTC U12, codenamed HTC Imagine. If we look at the images provided from the event, the alleged HTC U12 could sport a thin-bezel display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Earlier rumors have suggested the smartphone will have a 4K display, and a recent render suggested that there might be an iris scanner on the front, instead of a fingerprint sensor.
Apparently this lightly obfuscated handset on display at a 5G industry event is none other than HTC Imagine, aka "U12," aka the company's next flagship. https://t.co/f89KjGjEyX
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 5, 2018
The ability to reach those speeds we think that, It’d need the new Snapdragon 845 platform, which features a new Qualcomm X20 modem that’s capable of reaching theoretical speeds of 1.2Gbps.
The U11 was released in May of 2017, so we’d expect the U12 to be officially unveiled in three months or so. For now, we can just admire the download speeds that these pre-production devices are achieving.
"HTC today (1/29) participated in the inaugural meeting of "Taiwan 5G Industry Alliance – Chunghwa Telecom Pilot Team," featuring Vive PRO, Vive Focus, unlisted VR devices from Taiwan and HTC phones that have not been released to the public" pic.twitter.com/dZaMBygO39
— #iamaniff (@iamaniff) January 30, 2018
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