HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ Announced with ‘Liquid Surface’ Design and Bezel-less Displays

On: March 21, 2018

HTC has announced two new devices in the mid-range segment namely, Desire 12 and Desire 12+. The phones were rumoured since a long time and will now see the day of light. However, HTC hasn’t revealed the pricing as well as the launch date of the phones yet. The major highlight of these devices is the ‘Liquid Surface’ design which is usually found in flagship-level smartphones. Let’s take a look at what these phones have to offer.

HTC Desire 12

The Desire 12 is the younger sibling among the two and will be priced lower. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ display bearing a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. The phone has a screen aspect ratio of 18:9, making it a bezel-less device.

Talking of the cameras, the Desire 12 has a 13-megapixel single rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture. On the front, the phone has got a 5-megapixel sensor for clicking selfies and making video calls.

In terms of performance, the device is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 chipset which is clocked at 1.3GHz. It is further coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM depending upon the variant you choose. The former comes with 16GB of internal storage whereas the latter is packed with 32GB of storage. There’s a microSD card slot provided in the phone through which you can expand its storage up to 2TB.

The phone is powered by a 2730mAh battery unit which could have been better. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo but the brand customizes the OS through HTC Sense.

HTC Desire 12+

The Desire 12+ is a smartphone that might appeal to a lot of people as it conforms to all the latest trends. The phone comes with a large 6-inch bezel-less display with the same HD+ resolution seen on the lower variant. This will result in a lower pixel density due to the larger screen size.

There are dual-rear cameras on this smartphone, a 13-megapixel one combined with another 2-megapixel sensor. To click selfies and make video calls, the phone also offers an 8-megapixel camera along with an LED flash for low-light pictures. The Desire 12+ supports Face unlock for authentication via its front camera.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset complemented with 3GB of RAM. It is available in just a single variant with a storage capacity of 32GB. You can further increase the storage externally through a microSD card.

A slightly bigger 2965mAh battery unit powers this phone. The operating system on this one is same as that of the Desire 12, Android 8.0 Oreo layered with HTC Sense.

Both the phones will be positioned in a very competitive space where multiple brands are already fighting for market share. Since the specifications of these phones aren’t as lucrative as others, HTC will have to struggle hard to be appealing in this price segment.

Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.