HTC has officially unveiled their brand new ranges of mid-range smartphones, the Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. The launch now makes HTC one of the few companies to opt-in for an 18:9 display for mid-rangers. Let’s take a look at what these two handsets have to offer.
HTC Desire 12 Plus
The HTC Desire 12 Plus is a bulked up version out of two. It sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. While the beautiful tall aspect ratio of the phone can’t be ignored, the 720 x 1440 pixel resolution of the phone is somewhat disappointing.
The HTC Desire 12 Plus runs on the Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage thankfully expandable via microSD card.
At the rear, the phone flaunts its glossy glass back. And there’s a dual-camera setup either. The setup consists of 13MP and 2MP sensors with PDAF support; the first one is normal, whereas the second is used for depth perception. The rear shines a fingerprint scanner as well. HTC, though, has not decided to go berserk at the front. The phone just comes with an 8MP front camera for selfies.
The phone will go on sale in Black and Silver color option for the price of €235 or €249.
HTC Desire 12
The HTC Desire 12 comes with a smaller 5.5-inch 720p display with a similar aspect ratio. Inside is the less powerful MediaTek 6739 chipset but with a similar 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Unlike its bigger brother, the Desire 12 misses out on some of the key features. The camera has stripped down to a single 13MP sensor at the rear, while the front has 5MP. And the phone also misses out the fingerprint scanner.
Likewise, weirdly enough, the Desire 12 is running on Android Nougat, whilst the Desire 12 Plus runs on Android Oreo out of the box. The handset can be purchased for either €185 or €199, depending on the market.