HTC’s mid-range Desire 12, Desire 12+ go official with 18:9 screens

HTC Desire 12+
HTC Desire 12+

HTC’s launched a brand new pair of mid-rangers called the Desire 12 and Desire 12+, blessing the two with a trendy 18:9 ratio and sleek acrylic glass surface. Both look similar on the outside, but differ heavily on the inside.

HTC is putting a heavy emphasis on appearances with the Desire 12 and Desire 12+, taking inspiration from its signature liquid surface design for a premium touch that resembles its flagship phones. Bezels are still very much present up front, but the screen itself is taller thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Desire 12+ is the bigger option of the duo, featuring a 6-inch LCD panel with an HD+ display. It’s too bad HTC didn’t spring for a FHD+ screen, especially seeing as how many affordable phones include them. There’s a fingerprint scanner and 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup at the back, allowing users to capture bokeh photos.

HTC Desire 12
HTC Desire 12

HTC says that it can capture multiple focal points simultaneously, so owners can refocus the image even after it’s been captured. There’s a Snapdragon 450 processor ticking away inside, accompanied by 3GB of RAM and a 2965mAh battery.

A quick look at the specs of the HTC Desire 12+:

– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo-based HTC Sense
– Display: 6-inch LCD, 720 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 450
– Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 32GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 3GB
– Battery: 2965mAh
– Weight: 188g
– Size: 158.2 x 76.6 x 8.4mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, NFC, GLONASS

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The Desire 12 takes a different path from its sibling, sporting a 5.5-inch HD+ display, a 13MP single rear shooter, a 5MP front-facing snapper, a 2730mAh battery, a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, and 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB storage options. It doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, a major drawback in this day and age.

HTC hasn’t revealed price details for the Desire 12 and Desire 12+ yet, but the phones have gone live on the brand’s UK and European websites so an announcement shouldn’t be too far off.