HTC launches U12 Life with two-tone design and notch-less display

IFA Berlin has kicked off, and smartphone makers are launching new devices one after another. HTC has also grabbed this opportunity to launch HTC U12 Life at this famous consumer electronics show. Made almost entirely of glass from front to back, the device comes with two distinct textures on its back. About 2/3rd of its back side has horizontal lines etched into the glass while remaining 1/3rd has got a smooth finished acrylic glass with no texture whatsoever. And the camera is, as you can see, located in the quintessential iPhone fashion. The end result is a design that is reminiscent of both Google Pixel as well as iPhone X but with a little bit of uniqueness.

On the front there’s a 6-inches large 18:9 display with Full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,160 px) without any notch. This is a much-appreciated move in a world where almost every manufacturer is launching notched smartphones every day. With the launch of HTC U12 Life without a notch, we’ll hopefully see some decline in this annoying trend. Will we though?

HTC U12 Life – Internals

Inside the smartphone, there’s a Snapdragon 636 chipset with 4GB RAM to do the hard work, and the dual-camera setup on the rear side of the device is 16mp+5mp. The front side has got a 13mp shooter for selfies and video calling. The device is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo (with Sense UI) and a 3,600 mAh battery.

Blue and Purple colors of HTC U12 Life

The color options of HTC U12 Life

There’s one more welcome addition to this device that you won’t find in its U12 and U12+ siblings – the 3.5mm headphone jack! HTC U12 Life will be available in two color options: Moonlight Blue and Twilight Purple. The UK price of this phone has also been revealed which is about £335 (around $400). The price for other markets, including the US, will be revealed by the end of September when HTC U12 Life will become available for the rest of the world.

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