HTC Desire 12s with 5.7-Inch HD+ Display Launched: See Specs

HTC Desire 12s

HTC smartphone tech company has finally announced it’s newly launched smartphone, the HTC Desire 12s after a notable silence for a couple of months. This new smartphone is a look alike (as it takes in the design) of the HTC U12Life Android smartphone, which was also earlier released this year. The smartphone is something an average income earner can buy.

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The HTC Desire 12s is a budget device, and it does not really have any unique features. It comes in 5.7-Inch HD+ Display screen, which ascertains that movie’s and games would be enjoyed on it in some way. The smartphone sports a Snapdragon 435 SoC, a 3,075mAh battery capacity, and a funny looking 13MP rear camera at the back that makes sure you always get a clean and clear shot. Let’s take a look at more of the features this Android smartphone holds.

Display5.7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
ProcessorOcta-core 1.4GHz, Snapdragon 435
Storage4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage
Camera13MP rear camera and 13MP selfie camera
Battery3,075Ah non-removable Battery

HTC Desire 12s Display and Design

There is no word on if the HTC Desire 12s uses Glass or Plastic but given that it is a budget device, it most likely uses plastic for the body. The fingerprint sensor is at the usual spot at the back of the device and on top of that is weird looking single camera with an LED flash flash by the side.

HTC Desire 12s

The display is a 5.7-inch IPS display with 720p screen resolution with 282ppi. The display features an older 18:9 aspect ratio with enough room up top for the camera, speaker grill and sensor. At the bottom is also small chin. Overall the device weighs just 150 grams, measures 8.3mm in thickness and has three colour options – Black, Silver and Red.

HTC Desire 12s Camera Review

Looking at the rear panel of the phone, you might think it has a dual camera setup. However, this is not the case as the primary camera consists of a single 13MP sensor with a f/2.0 opening and a LED flash. The secondary camera is a 13MP selfie snapper with a f/2.2 opening.

HTC Desire 12s Software and Hardware

The SoC is a Snapdragon 435 Chipset with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. The device comes in two configurations – a 3GB RAM Variant with 32GB of internal storage and a 4GB RAM Variant with 64GB of internal storage – both of which are expandable via the dedicated MicroSD card slot, up to 512GB. This device runs the Android Operating System (8.1 Oreo) out of the box with HTC UI on top.

HTC Desire 12s Battery and Connectivity

This device will function with the support of an embedded Lithium-ion with a capacity of 3075mAh. Although the size is smaller than most phones available today, it may power the phone for the most part of the day on a single charge.

HTC Desire 12s

The HTC Desire 12s also features a dual sim slot setup for Nano SIMs and works with GSM/ HSPA/LTE networks. The device supports WIFI standards including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFIDirect and Wi-Fi Hotspot. Other connectivity options on this product include Bluetooth v4.2 and a micro USB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer.

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HTC Desire 12s Availability and Price

The HTC Desire 12s Android smartphone is already available and ready for sale in Taiwan with a start up price at TWD 5,990 ($195) for the 3GB/32GB variant and TWD 6,990 ($225) for the bigger 4GB/64GB Variant.

HTC Desire 12s Full Specifications

Don’t run off now, because here’s the full specification, and feature’s of this amazing Android smartphone.


  • Dimension:  154.2 x 72.7 x 8.3 mm
  • Material: To be confirmed
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)


  • Type: IPS, LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • Size: 5.7-inches
  • Screen Resolution: 18:9, 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435, Octa-core 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 3/4GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 32/64GB
  • Card Slot: Yes


  • Primary: 13MP with f/2.0
  • Secondary: 13MP with f/2.2

Network and Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
  • Network 2G: Yes
  • 3G: Yes
  • 4G: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2
  • USB: Yes, micro USB 2.0
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • NFC: Yes
  • Sensor: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


  • Capacity: Li-Ion 3075 mAh battery, non-removable
  • Type: Li-ion
  • Fast Charging: –
  • OTG Support: –

Where to buy HTC Desire 12s Smartphone

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