HTC unveil Desire 12 and 12+ smartphones

Yolanda Curtis
March 20, 2018

The Desire 12 and the Desire 12+, when you look at them in totality, wouldn't have really stood out if it were not for their gorgeous near bezel-less design. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS and it packs a 2,965mAh battery to keep the lights on. HTC also revealed prices of both the phones- the Desire 12+ would retail between €235 and €249 depending on the market, whereas the Desire 12 will be yours between €185 and €199.

Looking first at the regular Desire 12, you're getting a phone with a 5.5-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 720 resolution.

The Desire 12 meanwhile comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ IPS display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which is further expandable by up to 2TB via a micro-SD card slot.

The HTC Desire 12+ is also running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU under the hood, with slightly more grunt being fed into the handset.

Another factor that differentiate both devices is their cameras.

The device will be available in two colour options- Black and Silver, and it comes with a single 13MP camera at the back, along with a single 5MP shooter.

When we come to the processor, the Desire 12+ again wins out, at least in terms of name recognition.

HTC hasn't announced which version of Android the to announce pricing or availability details but is promising that the smartphones "won't break the bank". A 2,730mAh battery keeps the power up, while charging happens through an old-timey microUSB cable. The front camera comes with 13MP, with the rear one working with 8MP and has full HD 1080p video recording. What we do know, however, is that both devices will be available in Taiwan (HTC's homeland), and the United Kingdom, which probably means it will be officially sold in a number of other European countries as well.

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