HTC U12 Lite Specification, Features, Price and Release Date

The HTC U12 Lite has been launched in Berlin, and very soon it would be available in all major markets in the world from September. The phone runs on Android 8.2 Oreo and not Android One. This brings to you some of the HTC U12 Lite features, its full specification, price and release date.

HTC U12 Lite Specification,  Features, Price and Release Date

HTC U12 Lite Features

The HTC U12 Lite features two distinct textures; a smooth acrylic glass and a horizontal lines etched into the glass. This gives a reminiscent of the Pixel phones, but it has its own look too. The U12 Lite will be available in two colour options; Twilight Purple, and Midnight Blue.

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At the front of the HTC U12 Lite you will find a 6 inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, the same size as the HTC U12+ screen. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixel, which is not quite as sharp. But the good news is that HTC did not add a notch, unlike the U12+. The U12 Lite does came with a 3.5mm jack.


The HTC U12 Lite came equipped with a 3600mAh battery. Though there is no fast charging onboard, it has just a regular 10W charger in the retail box. The phone charges over USB-C.

From the camera department, the HTC U12 Lite came with a 16MP + 5MP dual camera on its rear. The main sensor is behind an f/2.0 aperture and has Phase Detection AF. The secondary sensor is used for bokeh mode. On the front you will find a 13MP camera (f/2.0, fixed focus), which also has its own LED flash, for taking selfies even when in the dark.


The HTC U12 Lite have a Snapdragon 636 chipset paired up with a 4GB RAM. It also came with a 64GB internal storage that can be expanded via the use of a microSD card slot.

HTC U12 Lite Specification


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps



Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, September



Dimensions 158.5 x 75.4 x 8.3 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.33 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)



Type Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~77.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection To be confirmed



OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU 509



Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM



Single 16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF
5 MP, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps



Single 13 MP, f/2.0
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps



Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic



WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector



Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Charging 5V/2A



  Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery



Colours Moonlight Blue, Twilight Purple
Price About 330 EUR

HTC U12 Lite Release Date

The HTC U12 Lite will be launched and released in Europe, Asia, and Middle East in late September 2018. See the prices below:


HTC U12 Lite Price

The HTC U12 Lite Price in UK is £300, which is around €335 in Europe. Prices in Asia and other African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa etc will be made known on this page once it is announced by various retail stores located in the countries.

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