Roughly four months after the launch of the U12 Life, HTC has unveiled the Desire 12s as an entry-level smartphone with a rear fingerprint scanner and a Pixel-like dual-tone textured finish at the back. The Desire 12s will be initially available in Taiwan for a starting price of NT$5990 (approx. Rs 13,900).
The Desire 12s comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ curved glass display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is powered by an entry-level Snapdragon 435 with Adreno 505 GPU, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
The HTC device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based HTC Sense UI and is fuelled by a 3,075mAh battery. The Desire 12s features a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and support for 1080p video recording. The front facing camera is a 13MP sensor as well with f/2.4 aperture and both cameras are coupled with LED flashes.
|HTC Desire 12s|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+, 1440 × 720 pixels|
|Memory||3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage|
|Camera||Rear: 13MP, f/2.2 aperture; Front: 13MP, f/2.4 aperture|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo, HTC Sense|
There’s a fingerprint scanner at the back for authentication which located at the top half of the dual-tone textured back. This design bears some resemblance to the back panel of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which feature a similar combination of glossy and textured glass. Connectivity options include Dual SIM 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GLONASS and NFC.
The HTC Desire 12s will be available in Red, Black and Silver colours for asking prices of NT$5990 (approx. Rs 13,900) and NT$6990 (approx. Rs 16,200) for the 3GB and 4GB RAM versions respectively.