HTC, to the deepest regret, began to disappoint. HTC U11 was not so trendy, but offered a good camera and a new perspective on design. Had an interesting and original body finish, and Fluid design was very interesting. HTC U11 — a really good camera. And because U11 had a feeling that U12+ will be an interesting gadget, but it’s not.
Earlier my colleague Oleg has released images and specifications of the device. U12 is a rather minor revision U11. Here we use the same Fluid design, the camera became a double and very cool inscribed in the case back no questions absolutely, it’s great.
However, the front panel is a complete failure. First, the frame top and bottom — they openly large. Plus, the eye catches the absence of rounding of the corners of the display. Why doesn’t the company monitors the market?
U12 had to be at least this:
With rounded front panel looks neat, stylish and modern even against devices with bangs. However, even is no question about the bangs — too demanding.
Now a few words about shell. The company had previously released a stunning sheath. Sense 4, Sense 4.5 and Sense 5 was modern and stylish. After that, the company ceased to make serious changes or went somewhere not there.
A few words about the thickness of the body. In the specifications we are talking about 9.7 mm in the thickest part and 8.7 mm at its thinnest. The body decreases in thickness closer to the edges by analogy with the HTC One M8. The thickness of the M8 is 9.3 mm. Thus, HTC U12+ — extremely thick gadget. Plus battery here at this thickness and the diagonal in 6 inches total at 3500 mAh.
The result? U12+ at least looks outdated. Would consumers buy this device for $ 700-900? I doubt it.