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I remember back in the day when practically no one knew the HTC name, but the Taiwanese company was responsible for practically all the Windows Mobile devices out there, marketing under brands like T-Mobile, Cingular, Qtek, Dopod and i-mate. And it was one of the preferred brands in the early days of Android too. Could we be seeing a resurgence this year? Well, the latest leaked photo of the HTC U12 Plus comes courtesy of VentureBeat's leakmaster supreme Evan Blass and it's looking... decent.

At the time, the HTC U11 had the best smartphone camera ever and it was followed up by a Plus version late last year.

Earlier rumors pointed toward an April release for the HTC U12. At this point, it's not 100% clear whether that rumor is really pointing toward the HTC U12 Plus instead, if they're actually the same device, or if there will be two different iterations with slightly different specs.

In any case, Evan Blass put out the image above to give us the best look at the HTC U12 Plus so far, a device that seems to be going under the codename Imagine. HTC's device portfolio is getting more focused and the HTC U12 Plus will function as the flagship with its 6-inch WQHD+ LCD display, dual 8MP selfie cameras, a 16MP and a 12MP camera on the back, Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, microSD slot and a 3,420mAh battery.

The design doesn't break too many conventions, looking like it retains the slightly rounded back of its predecessors. There's a flash beneath the dual cameras on the back with the round fingerprint reader placed below that. The HTC U12 Plus is expected to retain the squeezable HTC Edge Sense functionality, like what we see in the Pixel 2 XL made by HTC.



Apparently, they've hit a "minor snag" in development, so the HTC U12 Plus should launch toward the early part of May.

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