HTC announces Desire 12 series smartphones (glass design & 18:9 displays)

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HTC announces Desire 12 series smartphones

HTC is not letting go of its smartphone business just yet, although it sold almost everything to Google Inc in a 1.1 billion dollars deal, which includes most of its designers and engineers that previously worked with Google on the Pixel phones.

HTC announces Desire 12 series smartphones

The Taiwanese mobile maker has just released a duo of mid-range smartphones under its HTC Desire series dubbed Desire 12 and Desire 12+ (Plus).

Both phones feature a 2-panel glass design that HTC calls Liquid Surface, which is a step up from the plasticky design we used to know in the Desire series.

HTC Desire 12+ is the more interesting of the two, packing an 6-inch IPS LCD with 720p HD+ screen resolution and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 CPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage It also packs a 2.965 mAh non-removable battery, a dual maine camera comprised of 13MP + 2MP sensors, a front-facing selfie snapper with an 8MP sensor and a fingerprint sensor at the back.

The Desire 12 on the other hand lacks the biometric said sensor, comes with a slightly small display at 5.5″ in diagonal, but with the same 720p HD+ screen resolution. Desire 12 is equipped with MediaTek’s MT6739 quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 2,730 mAh. Camera-wise it features a 13MP camera with one single sensor at the back and a 5MP selfie snapper at the front.

Both Desire smartphones run Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC’s latest Sense UI on top of it, HTC Companion and Swype Anywhere functionality.

HTC says that these two will be available in Europe as early as the first week of April 2018. No word on pricing from the manufacturer, but we know it starts at 200 Euro for the lowest equipped variant.