HTC was expected to launch its mid-range smartphone, Desire 12 at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. However, the Taiwan-based company seems to have pushed the launch to a later time frame. The smartphone is seen as an effort to make comeback in the mobile industry, where HTC has been struggling for past few quarters.
Now a new leak claims that Desire 12 will get a larger and more powerful sibling in the form of Desire 12 Plus. Both the Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus will get 18:9 displays and offer HTC’s premium design language seen on the flagship HTC U11 Plus. According to Android Headlines, the Desire 12 Plus will feature a 5.99-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels.
The Desire 12 Plus is said to measure 158.2 x 76.5 x 8.4mm in dimensions and weigh around 155 grams. The Desire 12 Plus will also feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, which will be an upgrade over the camera setup found on non-Plus model. While the Desire 12 is expected to use a MediaTek chipset, the Plus model will switch to the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mobile platform.
The Desire 12 Plus will be equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is same as the regular Desire 12 model. The Plus model will have a 2,965mAh battery and support Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. It is said to come bundled with only a 5V charger with power output of 7.5W, which means users will have to buy a separate charger to enable fast charging.
The HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus models are expected to launch sometime in the second quarter of 2018. There is no word on pricing just yet but HTC will have to price them on the affordable side if it plans to compete with Chinese smartphone brands. The company is also working on a flagship device called HTC U12, which could be the first 5G-enabled smartphone.