The “tall” or 18:9 aspect ratio display trend is picking up after it was first adopted by OEMs for their flagship smartphones so it’s not surprising to see that HTC has adopted it for its mid-range Desire 12 and Desire 12+ handsets. Both mid-range devices have been refreshed with 18:9 aspect ratio displays and more powerful internals.
The HTC Desire 12+ is the larger model and it features a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 720×1440 pixel resolution. It also features a 13 megapixel rear camera that’s aided by a 2 megapixel depth-sensing secondary sensor.
The handset features an 8 megapixel front camera as well. You’ll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip under the hood alongside 3GB of RAM. The device has a fingerprint scanner on the back and ships with Android 8.0 Oreo.
The HTC Desire 12 has a smaller 18:9 5.5 inch display with the same HD+ resolution. The device doesn’t have a dual camera system, just a 13 megapixel main shooter with a 5 megapixel camera on the front. It’s powered by MediaTek’s 6739 chip with 3GB of RAM. It doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor as well.
Prices for the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ started at €185 and €235 respectively. HTC’s regional arms will confirm the pricing and availability details for their respective markets in the near future.