HTC has launched a new pair of mid-range smartphones for the consumers with a tight budget. The HTC Desire 12 and 12 Plus was announced by the company back in March. The smartphone offers justifiable specifications and performance considering their price. HTC is trying to cover a wide range of market with its cheaper phones meanwhile it is working on the flagship ones. The consumers looking for lower cost smartphone with enough power can give this duo a shot after going through in-depth review.
HTC Desire 12 has given a retro look by the company to revive the old design. The phone looks a bit sharp against the other phones at the same price. The metal body is quite comfortable for having a nice grip in the hand. There is a camera at the back located at the top corner along with a LED flashlight. The phone seems to be slightly thicker than HTC U11, which makes a little bit heavy while holding. With the 5.5 inch screen and minimal bezel, the Desire 12 looks pretty good. The back of the phone is purely made out of Aluminum that is enough to grab your attention. Along with this, the phone comprises IPS LCD display capable of delivering 720 x 1440 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display is composed of a capacitive touchscreen with IP7, dust and waterproof. On the other hand, HTC Desire 12 Plus owns a 6-inch display with similar configuration.
The Desire 12 is the lower end model among the duo that runs on a MediaTek MT6739 chipset to process a Qualcomm Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53. This variant of the phone comes with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage or a 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage options. HTC Desire 12 offers rear camera of 13MP having a f/2.2 aperture with the feature of auto phase detection along with a LED flash. There is also a 5MP front camera with the f/2.4 aperture for 720p supported selfies. Desire 12 runs on Android 7 platform and comprises a non-removable battery of 2730 mAh. This variant is available in single SIM and Dual SIM( Nano-SIM hybrid slot).
Coming to the HTC Desire 12 Plus, the phone offers a 6 inch long IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. This model runs on a powerful Snapdragon Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset paired with Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. The phone is backed by a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The HTC Desire 12 Plus model comprises a dual 13MP and 2MP camera having an f/2 aperture with phase detection feature. The camera posses the features like panorama, HDR, and Geo-tagging. There is an 8MP front camera in the HTC Desire 12 Plus model with an f/2 aperture. The phone also has a 2965 mAh non-removable battery comes Dual SIM support. In addition, the 12 Plus runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) and the upgrade to the latest version will be arriving soon.
However, there is a big difference among the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus, which is the fingerprint sensor. The lower end model does not possess any fingerprint sensor on the other hand in 12 Plus owns a fingerprint sensor mounted at the back.
As both the models of HTC Desire 12 has been announced by the company in March but hasn't been available in the market yet, So, it is pretty annoying that we still don't have any idea about the actual price of both the phones. However, based on all the configuration and the company's history of launching the phone we believe the HTC Desire 12 price will start from $280.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow