HTC U12 Life – A Trimmed-down Version of the Flagship HTC U12 Plus

The HTC U12 Life was announced by the Asian OEM at the Berlin event recently. Interestingly, it is the stripped-down edition of HTC's 2018 flagship - HTC U12 Plus. Find out more in this article.

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Just in case you felt there’s nothing more to talk about from the IFA 2018 trade show, I’m here to burst your bubbles. The HTC U12 Life was announced by the Asian OEM at the Berlin event pretty recently.

Interestingly, it is the stripped-down edition of HTC’s 2018 flagship – HTC U12 Plus, the squeezable smartphone. While there some noticeable differences between the two devices, there are also some interesting similarities. For example, both devices use 6 inches touchscreens for their displays although the quality of both displays is different.

More details coming straight at you…

HTC U12 Life Quick Review

The HTC U12 Life looks very much different from the U12 Plus in terms of design. Observing the rear of this device, you’ll find out there are dual finishes present, a smooth and a patterned finished although majority going the patterned’s way. The dual cameras are present on the top left corner in an iPhone X-like manner where the LED flash separates the two cameras. Of course, a fingerprint sensor is mounted at the rear for security purposes.

Images, videos and the likes are relayed on the Full View 6 inches touchscreen, that’s to say it comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio. Its resolution and pixel density are 1080 x 2160 pixels and 402PPI. Meanwhile, Android Oreo OS governs the software region with help from the HTC Sense. As a result, a companion app which functions similarly to Google assistant is aboard to remind the user when to charge the smartphone when low as well as other functions.

Bokeh images can be taken pretty well on this camera thanks to the 5MP camera backing up its 16MP camera at the back. In fact, videos can be recorded at the rate of 2160p@30fps as well as 1080p@30fps with these cameras. Up front, a 13MP shooter with LED flash support sees to the effective capture of frontal images. This is unlike the dual 8MP cameras present on the older sibling.

HTC U12 Life Key Specs

Here are the HTC U12 Life key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display6-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo OS (HTC Sense UI)
ProcessorOcta-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage64 / 128GB ROM + 4GB / 6GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
CameraDual 16MP + 5MP Rear / 13MP Front (With LED light)
Battery3600mAh
PriceN100,000 – N110,000

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HTC U12 Life Availability and Price

The HTC U12 Life launched September 2018, it is available in colours Moonlight Blue, Twilight Purple. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below.

HTC U12 Life retails at $300 (₦100,000 – ₦110,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY HTC U12 LIFE).

HTC U12 Life Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo(HTC Sense UI)
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB
  • Colours: Moonlight Blue, Twilight Purple
  • Dimension: 158.5 x 75.4 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6-inch, capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (403 PPI), 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 16 + 5MP camera, 2160p@30fps 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual tone dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps, Panorama

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64 / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yea
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 USB

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3,600mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Where to buy HTC U12 Life

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE HTC U12 LIFE in Nigeria.

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