Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC Monday came out with a new phone announcement – the Desire 12s which follows the same design language of the U12 Life. HTC may not have given up entirely on the smartphone market just yet as it holds the belief that 5G connectivity and blockchain technology will in some way get the ailing company back in its feet. However, before that happens, the budget HTC Desire 12s has just been formally launched and commercially released in Taiwan.
This is the tech’s first giant “mainstream” device n several months and seeing the wide availability of the Desire 12 and 12+ in Europe, an extension out of Asia definitely doesn’t feel out of the question for the HTC Desire 12s. There’s definitely no reason, neither do you necessarily need to own cryptocurrency to be able to afford this modest “5.7-incher”, which begins at the reasonable equivalent amount of $195 or so in HTC’s domestic market. Alas, you don’t get a lot of features for your bucks, as the entry-level configuration includes 3GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. A 4GB+64GB variant is around the equivalent of $225.
The Desire 12s borrows the two-tone design from the U12 Life and this is certainly an awesome, magnificent touch for an otherwise unsurprising product, attempting to give the best of both worlds with an original Glossy texture and Matte finish blend.
The Desire 12s features a 5.7-inch display with HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. There’s no notch and judging by the renders, the side bezels are really thin while the upper and lower ones are decent for an entry-level phone too. The 12s packs a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor.
Further, the device packs a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and surprisingly there is only a single camera at the front and rear. Both rear and selfies sensors are 13MP cameras. Interestingly, it is easy to confuse the rear camera for a dual setup whereas it is a single sensor with the LED flash by its side. The device gets its interface from Android 8.1 Oreo software and is powered by a 3,075 mAh battery with no support for fast charging.