HTC has announced a new line of mid-range smartphones called Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. The phones are 5.5 inches and 6 inches, respectively, and their most notable feature is probably none of the specifications, but the colors available, which, judging from the photos, will include purple and gold.
As reported by Engadget, both phones have 18: 9 screens with 1440 × 720 IPS LCD panels. The bodies of the phones are designed to mimic the "liquid surface" design language of the HTC U11, using acrylic instead of glass. It is an option that results in a product that still looks elegant, but feels much less premium when handled. The Desire 12 offers a MediaTek MT6739 chipset along with 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of expandable storage and a microSD card slot up to 2 TB. The Desire 12 Plus has a Snapdragon 450 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage and the same slot for microSD cards.
The Desire 12 and 12 Plus models will ship with a 13 megapixel camera on the back, but the 12 Plus also has a secondary 2 megapixel lens for portrait effects. The front cameras record at five megapixels and eight megapixels respectively, both promising facial recognitions.
The phones will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port to charge. For the battery, the smaller Desire 12 has a capacity of 2,730mAh, while the 12 Plus has a larger battery of 2,730mAh. The 12 Plus also has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back, a feature you will not find in the Desire 12 standard; It will have a face detection function, but do not expect it to be as good as the iPhone X.
HTC has not confirmed details such as the price of phones, the release date, regional availability or the full range of colors, but confirmed to Engadget that gold will definitely be an option.