Taiwanese manufacturer HTC today announced a new addition to its mid-range Desire series of smartphones. Dubbed as the HTC Desire 12s, it follows the same design pattern of the HTC U12 Life and feels somewhat of a mild upgrade of the HTC Desire 12 that was launched this year along with HTC Desire 12+.
The upgrade comes in the form of a larger display, bigger battery capacity and an upgraded selfie camera. The HTC 12s features a 5.7 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) with 18:9 aspect ratio. There seems to be no notch while the side contains slim bezels with a bit thicker bezels on the top and bottom. Since the official website don’t mention anything about glass, it is likely to be a combination of glassy and matte plastic.
Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 and is available in two configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage with further expandable option though microSD card on both the variants.
In the optics department, it sports a single 13MP camera with f.2.0 aperture and LED flash placed in the middle on the top of a circular fingerprint sensor while offering a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture on the front. The handset runs on company’s Sense UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,075 mAh battery with no support for fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and NFC.
As for the price, the HTC Desire 12s comes at a price tag of TWD 5,990 (Rs14,000 approx) for the 3/32GB variant while the higher 4/64GB variant costs TWD 6,990 (Rs 16,000 approx). It is already available in Taiwan Black, Silver and Red color options. Currently, the company has not released any word on the device’s release outside the Taiwanese market.
HTC Desire 12s specifications
- 5.7 inch HD+ 18:9 display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
- 4GB, 6GB RAM
- 32GB, 64GB internal storage
- 13MP with f/2.0 in rear
- 13MP with f/2.2 at front
- Sense UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,075 mAh battery