HTC U12 to feature rear fingerprint scanner according to leaked images

HTC U12: We’re still waiting for the official launch of HTC’s 2018 flagship handset, the rumoured HTC U12, but we’re starting to form a pretty clear picture of what the upcoming phone might look like.

As well as including a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM and a dual rear-facing camera setup, the phone is also rumoured to be packing a 6-inch QHD+ screen and will run Android 8.0 Oreo alongside HTC’s Sense 10 user interface.

More recently, leaked renders from a Taiwanese screen protector manufacturer confirm these previous rumours while also appearing to suggest the device will feature a fingerprint scanner on its rear.

HTC U12 Images

We’ve now seen several leaked images of the HTC U12, which has given us a pretty decent idea of what the phone might end up looking like.

As well as suggesting that the phone will have a dual-camera setup, the most recent images (reported by PhoneArena) also show a handset equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.


Image credit: Dimitri12 SlashLeaks

Back in January, a render surfaced showing a handset (rumoured to be the HTC U12) with an edge-to-edge screen – although the lack of detail resulted in us drawing the conclusion that it could have been something a ten-year-old could have put together using Microsoft Paint.

At the time, we pointed out that the HTC U11 featured a front-facing fingerprint sensor, but this was nowhere to be seen on the HTC U12, leaving us to wonder where it had been moved to. We concluded that it was either under the screen or on the back of the device.

HTC U12 Specs

It’s rumoured that the HTC U12 – codenamed Imagine – will ship with a Snapdragon 845 CPU, at least 4GB of RAM and a dual rear-facing camera setup, according to information shared by Twitter tipster LlabTooFeR.

It’s said that the HTC U12 will also include a 6-inch 18:9 QHD+ screen, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a dual rear-facing shooter (16-megapixel + 12-megapixel), as well as Android 8.0 Oreo skinned with HTC’s Sense 10 user interface.

The tipster noted in a separate tweet that the HTC U12 – which is expected to tout a squeezable frame like its predecessor, the HTC U11 – will hit the shelves in Europe and North America some time in April, corroborating an earlier report.

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Digital outlet HTC Source has reason to believe that the HTC U12 will be available in a new matte white finish – something that could prove to be interesting considering the bulk of the handset is tipped to be constructed from glass, as its predecessor.

Finally, there’s so far been no information given about the return of the U11’s side-squeezing functionality for the U12.

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