HTC is looking to give another crack at India’s mid-range smartphone market with its Desire 12 and Desire 12+ smartphones. HTC has launched two smartphones today- the Desire 12 which is priced at Rs 15,800 and the Desire 12+ which costs Rs 19,790. Both the devices sport 18:9 displays, signature HTC design and yes, they sport mediocre specifications, considering the asking price. For the unaware, these devices were launched back in March 2018 in other markets. Also, the Desire 12 devices will be available through HTC India E-Store from June 11 and the pre-orders will kickstart tomorrow. As the name itself suggests, the Desire 12+ is the bigger smartphone of the two with better specs, dual cameras on the rear and HTC Liquid Surface design scheme. Going by the specifications, the Desire 12+ is here to compete with the Samsung Galaxy A6+.
HTC Desire 12 Specifications and Features
The HTC Desire 12 could be the compact smartphone of 2018 because it sports a 5-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, there’s the MediaTek MT6739 chipset, mated with 3GB of RAM. Storage in the device is set as 32GB, but it can also be expanded up to 2TB with a microSD card.
The device rocks a single 13MP camera on the back which comes with features such as PDAF, BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture and Bokeh mode too. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 8.1 Oreo-based HTC Sense UI on top. Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a micro USB port. There’s a 2730mAh battery backing the entire package.
HTC Desire 12+ Specifications and Features
The HTC Desire 12+ is the better smartphone of the two as it sports a bigger display, dual cameras and a powerful processor. The Desire 12+ comes with a 6-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This device also comes with HTC’s Liquid Surface design scheme to appeal the consumers.
Storage in the device can be expanded up to 2TB with a microSD card. Like the HTC Desire 12, the Desire 12+ also comes with Android 8.0 Oreo-based Sense UI out of the box. The phone rocks dual cameras at the back- a 13MP primary sensor is paired to a secondary 2MP sensor. The smartphone offers an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. HTC also added a bokeh mode functionality to the smartphone. The phone also retains the 3.5mm headphone and is backed by a 2965mAh battery. Both the phones lack fingerprint scanners in 2018.
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