Wait So You Can Compare the Specs
The camera setup alone looks like a bright spot for HTC, considering they threw four of them into this phone. However, that's not all it has to offer.
You'll get a big 6-inch screen that's not too big and not too small. Sitting right between the two phones available from Samsung. Making this a great middle ground for potential buyers. Add in that you'll get the same Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of storage and a micro-SD card, and they're almost the same on paper.
In fact, the HTC U12 will likely come with an even bigger 3,480 mAh battery inside. More than the Galaxy S9, and on par with the bigger Galaxy S9+. Giving you great performance, sweet cameras, and good battery life.
Basically, you'll want to wait a little while and see what this phone has to offer. Then, compare it to the competition. With the wait nearly over there's no reason to rush into anything. Especially when phones are so similar these days under the hood.