HTC brings Desire 12s to the United States: budget smartphone with limited hardware

HTC Desire 12sThe HTC Desire 12s already appeared in Taiwan at the end of 2018, but the device is now being released in Europe. From this spring the smartphone is for sale in the United States.

Release HTC Desire 12s United States announced

The device is a variant of the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus, which have been available in the United States since the beginning of 2018. The Desire 12s has few special features but mainly offers decent hardware for a reasonable price.

HTC Desire 12s the United States

The design of the smartphone is reminiscent of the LG G5. On the back is a single camera with a flash in a small bulge, with the fingerprint scanner below. The back is made of metal or aluminum, with two shades of gray or black depending on the color you choose. In front is a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels. The most important HTC Desire 12s specifications at a glance:

  • 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels
  • Snapdragon 435 chip with 3 / 4GB RAM
  • The 13-megapixel camera on the back, 13-megapixel camera in front
  • 32 / 64GB of expandable storage space
  • Runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Desire 12s recommended retail price

The exact recommended price of the Desire 12s is still unknown. He says HTC will announce the next month. In home country Taiwan, HTC already sells the smartphone for about 200 euros. That is relatively pricey: Motorola and Nokia, for example, offer smartphones with better hardware for the same amount. So you get for 200 euros also the Motorola Moto G7 in the house, equipped with a newer, more powerful Snapdragon 632 chip and double camera on the back. The Huawei P Smart (2019) also offers a better screen with higher resolution for a few bucks more.

The Desire 12s is, for now, the only new smartphone that HTC has planned for the coming months. A CEO already stated earlier that there will be no successor to the HTC U12 Plus for the time being. While Samsung, Sony, Huawei, and other manufacturers come up with new flagships this spring, HTC is still a bit longer on the old top model.

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