Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC have launched its latest mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. While HTC’s higher-end HTC U12 looks to be the star of the company’s smartphone line, both the Desire 12 and the Desire 12 Plus offer several powerful features at a more affordable price.
The Desire 12 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display. It’s powered by a MediaTek MT6739 SoC. In addition, the HTC Desire 12 has a single 13 MP camera on the back with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5 MP front camera with face unlock. The battery capacity is 2730 mAh.
The HTC Desire 12 Plus, on the other hand, has a larger 5.99 HD display, upgrades to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, and brings a more generous 2,956 mAh battery. Additionally, both front and back cameras are more advanced than on the Desire 12. On the back, in addition to a fingerprint sensor, is a dual camera which pairs a 13 MP primary sensor with a 2 MP secondary one. The selfie camera on the front has an 8 MP sensor.
Both models offer a trendy and longer 18:9 screen and include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, bucking the trend of wireless headphones. They also offer up to 3 GB of RAM and 32GB storage upgradeable to 1TB with microSD cards.
However, because of their midrange price point, both the HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12 Plus will have an unassuming 720 x 1440 HD resolution and lower end processors than some of their more expensive counterparts.
There’s no word on a launch date yet, but expect to see both models this spring. As for the price, based on what we covered at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, you should expect the HTC Desire 12 smartphones to cost more than $200.