In a surprise move, HTC has quietly unveiled two new smartphones in the Desire-series via its official Twitter handle. Called Desire 12 and Desire 12+, both smartphones come with HTC’s ‘Liquid Surface’ design, thus offering them a premium look and feel. HTC hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability of both smartphones, but more details are expected in the coming weeks.
Besides the ‘Liquid Surface’ design, another highlight of both smartphones is the 18:9 display. The Desire 12+ is also HTC’s third smartphone after One M8 and One M9+ to come with a dual camera setup at the back. The setup will allow you to add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos.
HTC Desire 12 specifications and features
The Desire 12 flaunts a 5.5-inch HD+ display running at a resolution of 1440×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood is a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM with 16GB onboard storage, or 3GB of RAM with 32GB onboard storage.
In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. With connectivity options such as Bluetooth, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS, the smartphone is armed with a 2,730mAh battery, German site areamoble.de reports. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, and there is no word on Android Oreo update.
HTC Desire 12+ specifications and features
The ‘Plus’ variant of the smartphone comes with a slightly larger display and dual cameras at the back. The Desire 12+ flaunts a 6-inch HD+ display running at a resolution of 1440×720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
In the photography department, HTC is getting back in the dual camera smartphone game. The Desire 12+ comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera supplemented with a 2-megapixel sensor to let you add bokeh effects to your photos, and also lets you refocus them after the photos have been captured. Up front is an 8-megapixel sensor with LED flash.
With a 2,965mAh battery, connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 4G LTE with VoLTE. In the software department, the smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo update.