HTC have been staying somewhat dormant after selling a part of themselves to Google. Now, after the recent leaks and speculations, we’ve a new release from HTC, not one, but two new phones, the HTC Desire 12 & Desire 12 Plus, which both are entry level (or budget) offerings from the company. They were announced in the UK and the phones will be available in the UK first, and will be launching in other markets soon.
Talking about the devices, both have somethings that makes them similar, the design and build. It’s not just another phone with blant looking metal or plastic build, these two are little special. They’re made out of metal and sports an acrylic glass back. Similarity ends pretty much there, both are totally different from each other in other aspects.
HTC Desire 12
Let’s talk about the Desire 12 first, which is the younger sibling of the two. The phone features a 5 inch HD+ display, and is powered by a pretty low end Mediatek MT6739 SoC. There are two variants of the phone, one with 2GB RAM & 16GB internal storage and other with 3GB RAM & 32GB internals.
Talking about the cameras in this phone, it’s a 13MP f/2.2 sensor on the back and a 5MP front snapper. Also, comes with a battery capacity of 2,730mAh.
HTC Desire 12 specifications
- 5.5 inch HD+ display
- Mediatek MT6739
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
HTC Desire 12 Plus
Next is the HTC Desire 12 Plus, which is the elder sibling of the Desire 12. It comes with a 5.99 inch HD+ display (yes, 720p on 6 inch screen in 2018??♂️).
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC, which is a big upgrade over the MT6739 on the Desire 12. It also comes in only one variant, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage one.
Now, here’s one big difference between the two phones, the Desire 12 Plus comes with a dual camera. It is a 13MP primary sensor paired with 2MP depth sensor. It also has an upgrade over selfie shooter, this one is a 8MP selfie shooter. It also comes with a 2,965mAh battery. It also comes with a fingerprint on the back unlike Desire 12.
HTC Desire 12 Plus specifications
- 5.99 inch HD+ display
- Snapdragon 450
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 13+2MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- 2,965mAh battery