HTC's rumored U12 showcased in a 5G event in Taiwan

Possible HTC U12 sighting reported in Taiwan, mystery mid-ranger also benchmarked

HTC U12 with 5G has been spotted in Taiwan.

Something tells us HTC may have reconsidered plans to release just five or six own-brand smartphones in 2018 following the loss of half of its engineering and tech staff. The Taiwan 5G Industry Alliance meeting of last month saw HTC bring a new smartphone for testing, which was the U12.

The pictures show the device's top and bottom bezels were covered, as well as its back, in order to hide specific details about the smartphone. It's very hard to say anything about the design just by taking a look at the front.

HTC U12, the highly anticipated successor of the HTC U11, has its first images revealed by the phone leaker Evan Blass.

Previous rumors suggested that the smartphone would sport a 4K display. At the moment, the mystery phone can deliver an nearly 1 Gbps download speed (809.58 Mbps).

You can see one of the handsets in the clip hits an impressive 809.58 Mbps download speed, meaning the device must be powered by a next-generation chip, presumably the Snapdragon 845 which houses a Qualcomm X20 LTE modem for download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps.

According to Taiwanese publication Sogi.co.tw, which was attending the industry event, HTC staff confirmed that the smartphone on display is still unannounced and will be launched later this year. The handset is also listed on the official website of the company.

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