HTC U12+ laid bare in bumper spec leak — is this HTC’s last shot?

It’s quite possible the HTC U12+ smartphone represents the Taiwanese firm’s last stab at a return to the smartphone promised land.

The firm is scaling back smartphone production and sold off many of its best engineers to Google last year.

However, judging by a purported new packaging leak the embattled firm is planning to planning to go out swinging.

The leak lays bare the full array of HTC U12+ specs ahead of an expected launch before the summer.

As expected, it suggests the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor will lead the way, coupled with a whopping 8GB of RAM.

According to the leak (via Phone Arena), there’ll be a Gorilla Glass 5-coated Quad HD 5.5-inch display.

The rear-facing camera is listed as a 12-megapixel f/1.5 with optical image stabilisation. As previous leaks have suggested, it’ll have an 8-megapixel dual selfie camera, also featuring OIS.

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There’s 128GB of built-in storage, but it can be expanded upon with a microSDXC card of up to 2TB.

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We’re also led to believe it’ll have the Edge Sense 2 technology, enabling users to control the interface by squeezing the edges of the phone.

In terms of audio goodness, there’ll be the HTC BoomSound tech and hi-res audio functionality. There’s also 3D audio recording skills too.

Finally, the packaging promises Qualcomm Quick Charge 4, as well as wireless charging within the dual SIM handset.

Previous leaks have suggested the phone will have the iPhone X-style notch as a design feature too.

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