HTC launched its latest mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus.
Both devices offer the longer 18:9 aspect ratio at a more affordable price than what the HTC U12 will probably have. Under the hood, some things had to be sacrificed.
HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12 Plus will have an unassuming 720 x 1440 HD resolution and lower end processors.
The Desire 12 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display. It’s powered by a MediaTek MT6739 SoC, with 2 or 3 GB of RAM available and 16 or 32 GB of storage, which you can expand with a microSD card. HTC Desire 12 has a single 13 MP camera on the back with f/2.2 aperture and a 5 MP front camera with face unlock. On the battery front, it has 2730 mAh.
Its bigger brother, the HTC Desire 12 Plus, has a larger 5.99 HD display, upgrades to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC and brings a more generous, 2,956mAh battery.
It offers 3 GB of RAM and 32GB storage upgradeable to 1TB with microSD cards.
However, what’s most desirable on this Desire 12 Plus is the dual camera on the back, which pairs a 13 MP primary sensor with a 2 MP secondary one. Also on the back you’ll find a fingerprint sensor. The selfie camera received an upgrade as well, to 8 MP.
Both HTC Desire 12 models offer a trendy 18:9 screen but buck the trend of wireless headphones. Yes, they have a 3.5 mm jack, so there’s no need to worry about that!
There’s no word on a launch date yet, but expect to see both models this spring. As for the prie, based on what we covered at MWC 2018, we’d say you should expect the HTC Desire 12 smartphones to go above the $200.