Aug 30, 2018

HTC U12 life Spotted With Snapdragon 660, Could Be Launched Today

A Geekbench sighting now confirms that the HTC U12 life will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. This means that the U12 life would rival the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus in terms of performance.

An official Geekbench listing now reveals that the HTC U12 life will be sporting a Snapdragon 660 SoC. This confirmation goes against the latest rumor which indicated that the upcoming smartphone would be featuring a Snapdragon 636. The listing also inadvertently confirms that the U12 life will be the first HTC device to board the said chipset.

Codenamed the HTC 2Q6E1, the Geekbench listing also gave out that the device will run on Android 8.1 Oreo coupled with 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the listing has also outed the smartphone's single-core and multi-core scores. The U12 life generated a score of 1,343 points in the single-core test while on the multi-core test, it got a score of 4,897 points.

HTC U12+

In terms of its design, the HTC U12 life will reportedly strike a resemblance to that of its premium sibling, the HTC U12+. As such, it's expected that the device will come with a 6-inch 18:9 screen with 1080 x 2160 resolution. Apart from the abovementioned specs, the handset is also rumored to come with a rear dual-camera setup, courtesy of a 16MP + 5MP sensors. A 13MP front-facing snapper is also tipped to be featured. Previously, it was rumored that the device's back would feature a mix of the Google Pixel's two–tone design and the iPhone X's camera offerings.

Other rumored inclusions of the HTC U12 life are the 64GB of internal storage which comes with expandable support and a 3,600mAh battery. The latter, if it turns out to be accurate, should be a huge upgrade from its predecessor the HTC U11 life's offering which only came with a 2,600mAh battery.

The HTC U12 life could launch today at HTC's U Series launch event just ahead of this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany. The HTC U12 life could carry a price tag of USD 349 (around PHP 18,700). We will update you when we get more information.

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