HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ debut with tall screens, attractive prices

Ivan, 20 March 2018

HTC has updated its midrange to the popular 18:9 screen aspect with the announcement of the HTC Desire 12+ and the Desire 12.

The two weren't a big surprise as we already knew most of their specs and looks but we've now filled the missing bits.

HTC Desire 12+

The HTC Desire 12+ is the bigger and more interesting of the two. It packs a tall 5.99-inch IPS LCD of 720x1440px screen up front and a dual camera on the back.

It's comprised of a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth-sensing second sensor. The snapper on the front is an 8MP one.


HTC Desire 12+

The HTC Desire 12+ is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The software is Android Oreo 8.0 and there's a fingerprint scanner on the back too.

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HTC Desire 12+

The HTC Desire 12+ will be available in Black and Silver. It's already on pre-order with actual availability starting early next month. The prices go between €235 and €249, depending on the market.

HTC Desire 12

The smaller HTC Desire 12 has an 18:9 5.5-inch display of the same HD+ (720x1440px) resolution leading to a smaller footprint than the Desire 12+.

There's a single 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front.

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HTC Desire 12

The chipset is made by MediaTek - 6739 - and it's mated to the same 3GB of RAM.

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HTC Desire 12

There's no fingerprint scanner on the HTC Desire 12, unlike on the Plus model. Interestingly the Desire 12 launches with Android 7.0 out of the box while the Desire 12+ is Android 8.0 out of the box - weird.

Color choices for the Desire 12 are Black and Silver and the pricing sits between €185 and €199.


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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

How can AMOLED display WHITE as WHITE without getting red/blue/green tint and viewing in angles it even gets worse.

  • AnonD-372282

Well said. Thanks. But still, some idiots will always come and ask for Lexus quality at Corolla price, if you know what I mean..

  • AnonD-372282

Negative comments are paid by competitors or by HTC haters 😉

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