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HTC Desire 12, Desire 12+ Launched In India Starting Rs 15800

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HTC Desire 12, Desire 12+ Launched In India Starting Rs 15800

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

HTC

Model / Variant

HTC Desire 12
HTC Desire 12+

Launch Date

6th June 2018 (India)

Price

Desire 12:
Rs 15800
Desire 12+:
Rs 19790

Dimensions

148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm
158.2 x 76.6 x 8.4 mm

Weight

137 Grams
157.5 Grams

Design

Glass back
Glass front
Aluminium frame

Colors

Black
Silver
Gold
Cool Black
Warm Silver

Display Size and Type

5.5 inch
6 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1440 x 720px
18:9 aspect ratio

Chipset

MediaTek MT6739
Snapdragon 450

CPU

Desire 12:
Quad-core
1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Desire 12+:
Octa-core
1.8 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

PowerVR GE8100
Adreno 506

Memory Storage

32GB

RAM

3GB

Memory Expandability

Up to 2TB
MicroSD Card

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo
HTC Sense UI

Primary Camera

Desire 12:
13MP
f/2.2
Desire 12+:
13MP
f/2.2
2MP

Camera Features

Desire 12:
PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Desire 12+:
PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Bokeh Mode

Primary Video

1080 @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

Desire 12:
5MP BSI Sensor
f/2.4
Desire 12+:
8MP BSI Sensor
f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

Desire 12:
720p @ 30fps
Desire 12+:
1080 @ 30fps

Battery

Desire 12:
2730 mAh
Desire 12+:
2965 mAh

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
A-GPS

SIM Type

Hybrid dual SIM slot

Other Features

Desire 12+:
Fingerprint sensor

HTC has launched two new budget smartphones in India, the Desire 12 and Desire 12+. Both the smartphones were initially launched on March 20th in Europe and have now made their way to the Indian shores. The HTC Desire 12 is priced at Rs 15800 while the Desire 12+ will retail for Rs 19790. Pre-order will be done exclusively on HTC India E-Store. Both the smartphones will be available in retail from the 11th of June onwards.

HTC recently launched its new flagship device, the HTC U12+ to much fanfare. The company, however, has decided not to bring the new device in India just yet. Instead, the Desire 12 and Desire 12+ have been unveiled in the country’s highly congested budget smartphone market. At a price of Rs 15800 and Rs 19790 respectively, the two devices will be up against the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro and Huawei P20 Lite.

HTC Desire 12+

The HTC Desire 12+ has a 6 inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. This translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio and is the first budget smartphone from HTC to adopt the new aspect ratio.

Under the hood, the device has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The storage is user expandable up to 2TB using a micro SD card. It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 5 Pro, priced at Rs 14999 in India, runs on the Snapdragon 636 chipset while the Huawei P20 Lite is powered by the Kirin 659 SoC. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the device due to thin bezels.

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Powering the smartphone is a 2965 mAh battery which charges via a micro USB port. It runs Android 8 Oreo out of the box with HTC SenseUI on top. The custom skin from HTC has bettered over the years and allows a ton of customisation options to the users.

The smartphone has a dual primary camera setup with a 13MP RGB sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, the device has an 8MP front-facing camera. Both the camera units can record videos at up to 1080p at 30fps. Before the HTC U12+ was launched, this was the only HTC smartphone with a dual-camera available in the market.

HTC Desire 12

The HTC Desire 12 is a miniature version of the Desire 12+ with a few other changes. Unlike the ‘Plus’ variant, the Desire 12 misses out on a fingerprint sensor and dual camera setup. The HTC Desire 12 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. Under the hood, it runs on the MediaTek 6739 Quad-core chipset with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Similarly, the storage is user expandable up to 400GB using a micro SD card.

Powering the smartphone is a 2730 mAh battery which charges via a micro USB port. It runs Android 8 Oreo out of the box with HTC SenseUI on top. The smartphone has a 13MP primary camera but misses out on the depth sensor. The front houses a 5MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture that records 720P videos at 30fps.

At this price point, the Indian smartphone market already offers stellar devices like the Zenfone Max Pro, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme 1 and Huawei P20 Lite. The Desire 12 and Desire 12+ barely offer anything when compared to these smartphones and it’s hard to pin down the target audience for the new HTC budget devices.

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