We have been hearing rumors that HTC might have a new smartphone in the works in the form of HTC U12 Life. The handset has been rumored to launch in the fall, and it seems that this is something that HTC has hinted at. The company has posted a teaser image on its Twitter page where they tease a U-related announcement for the 30th of August.

Given that IFA 2018 officially kicks off on the 31st of August, it seems that this announcement could be part of HTC’s pre-IFA announcement. From what we have heard, the HTC U12 Life won’t be a flagship handset but will instead be a mid-ranger. It is rumored to pack a 6-inch Full HD+ display, the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, and a 3,600mAh battery.

We have also heard that the phone might launch with Android 8.1 Oreo instead of the recently launch Android 9.0 Pie, which is admittedly rather disappointing but hopefully an update to Android Pie has been planned. What’s also interesting is that according to a rumor, the HTC U12 Life might mark the end of HTC making its own phones.

The handset is rumored to be made by someone else, which considering that HTC not too long ago laid off about 1,500 employees from its manufacturing division, doesn’t come as a surprise.

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