HTC did not launch a flagship smartphone this year, but the company seems to be in-line with its schedule of May launch. The upcoming HTC flagship smartphone codenamed HTC Imagine will feature top-of-the-line specifications as per a new leak. LlabTooFeR, the popular HTC ROM developer on Twitter revealed the complete spec-sheet of the upcoming HTC Imagine smartphone. And there are not many surprises on the list. HTC already confirmed that it would be launching a dual camera smartphone this year and the first one will be the Imagine. And it will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is pretty much expected and it will be released in a single SIM, dual SIM variants depending on the location. That said, most of the specifications of the Imagine smartphones are similar to the HTC U11+ device, sans the upgraded innards.
Right off the bat, the HTC Imagine smartphone will flaunt a 5.99-inch Quad HD+ display on the front, and as stated, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The device will feature up to 6GB of RAM, and surprisingly, the tipster suggests the phone will come with 256GB of internal storage.
Moving on, the HTC Imagine will offer a dual camera setup at the back. The primary sensor will be a 12MP RGB unit, and it will be coupled to a 16MP Sony sensor. The secondary sensor could feature telephoto lens. To the front, the Imagine will have an 8MP shooter and guess what, the phone will come with HTC Face Unlock feature to help to unlock the device with your face.
As usual, the smartphone will be IP68 water and dust resistant one, and it will come with Edge Sense 2.0, meaning HTC will be upgrading the Squeeze feature on the Imagine. Expect the Pixel 3 devices to come with similar technology.
Besides these features, the phone is said to boot Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Sense UI 10 on top. And it will be fully compatible with Project Treble, so expect HTC to roll out Android P update to the smartphone as soon as Google announces it. This entire package will be backed by a 3420mAh battery to keep running.
Overall, the specifications of the HTC Imagine seems powerful on paper, but HTC devices are not received well by the consumers in recent times. So it will be a tough task for the Taiwanese brand get back into the market. Also, the HTC Imagine might be called as HTC U12.