HTC U12+which was launchedin Mayis getting a new update which includesrefinements in camera as well as the Edge Sense technology.It may be recalled that it did beat Google’s Pixel 2 concerning imagingat the time of launch.
Weighing in at a little over 437 MB, the firmware update pushes the build number of the device to 1.21.617.3 and adds a fix for the pressure-sensitive buttons on the U12+. The squeeze functionality will thus be a little more responsive and so will be the Edge Sense gestures that users can customise to their liking.
There’s a new Auto-Zoom feature when the camera is being used for video recording which is different to the already present Sonic-Zoom functionality. The update also enables the HTC device to record unlimited 4K videos at 30 frames per second. While not the latest, the HTC U12+ will also now unpack the June 2018 batch of Android security updates.
The update is for users in Taiwan, the US and will gradually see a rollout in other regions including India. If you aren’t prompted about the update, make sure you head over to Settings > System > About phone > Software updates to manually check for the latest update.
The U12+ sports a bezel-less 6-inch Quad HD+LCD display and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.6GHz octa processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with a 12-megapixel 1/2.55″ primary camera with optical image stabilisation, 1.4µm pixel size, and a f/1.75 aperture. There’s a 16-megapixel secondary sensor at the back which a telephoto lens of up to 2x zoom, f/2.6 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0µm. The device runs on Android 8.0 with HTC Sense UI on top of it and is backed by a 35000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.