HTC Desire 12s Full Specification, Features and Price

Early this week, HTC surprisingly announced a new phone, and it follows same design as the HTC U12 Lite. It is none other than the HTC Desire 12s. The official website did not indicate if glass is included in the material design, so we suppose it uses a combination of glossy and matte plastic. Read on as you set your eyes on the HTC Desire 12s full specification, key features and price.

HTC Desire 12s Full Specification, Features and Price

HTC Desire 12s Features

The HTC Desire 12s comes with a 5.7 inches HD+ display, having a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixel and 18:9 aspect ratio. It does not have a notch, and going by the renders, the side bezels are really thin while the upper and lower ones look decent for an entry level phone.

The HTC Desire 12s also has a Snapdragon 435 chipset paired with either 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, depending on the memory options you bought. Both internal storages are expandable via an SD card slot.

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Looking at the camera department, at the back of the HTC Desire 12s you will find a setup that looks like a dual camera. It is actually a 13MP unit with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash, while the one at the front is also a 13MP camera, but the lens is f/2.2. The fingerprint reader is also found  at the back panel.

The HTC Desire 12s is powered by a 3075mAh battery, which does not have fast-charging support. Looking at the OS, it ruins on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with HTC’s Sense UI on top.

HTC Desire 12s Specification

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Announced 2018, December
Status Available. Released 2018, December
Dimensions 154.2 x 72.7 x 8.3 mm (6.07 x 2.86 x 0.33 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~74.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 (28 nm)
CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Single 13 MP, f/2.0, PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Single 13 MP, f/2.2
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB 2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3075 mAh battery
Colors Black, Silver, Red
Price About 200 EUR

HTC Desire 12s Price and Availability

The HTC Desire 12s is already available in Taiwan, and the price starts at TWD5,990 (approximately $195 in the US) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version. The price for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version in Taiwan is TWD6,990 (roughly $225). The phone is available in three colours; Silver, Red, and Black, and there are no words when the phone will be available outside Taiwan.

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