HTC Desire 12 Specs and Price

HTC Desire 12
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This is the first smartphone from HTC after being acquired by Google this previous here. The budget smartphones which was recently announced but yet to be released includes the HTC Desire 12 and 12 Plus. The former has lesser specs and does not offer much compared to its more premium siblings which is certainly more expensive. This makes the HTC Desire 12 a better alternative of you are on a tight budget. Let’s have a look at what the smartphone has to offer and if the price actually justifies the specs featured on it.

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HTC Desire 12 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU with 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage, up to 400GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 2, 730 non removable Li-ion battery

HTC Desire 12

Design and Display

The HTC Desire 12 is a true definition of a refined sleek smartphone with almost bezel-less display and the widely used 18:9 aspect ratio. While this is attractive enough, it is also simplistic in its approach when it comes to design. There bezels at the top and bottom have been trimmed to create more space for the display.

Budget smartphones like the HTC Desire 12 does not have much to offer in terms of colourful display. You have a 5.5-inch screen with 1440 X 720 pixels display with pixel density of 293 ppi. While this not as rich as you have in premium smartphones but it is sort of the norm in budget ones.

Battery and Camera

Not many budget smartphones have much power when it comes to battery capacity. Neither does the HTC Desire 12 with only a non removable 2, 730mAh Li-ion battery to go by. As a budget smartphone, it also lacks the quick charge feature seen in more premium smartphones.

Also, the smartphone is armed with a single camera on both the front and back. There is a 5MP selfie camera with a wide angle feature and a 13MP rear camera with flash for taking clear pictures in not well lit areas.

Hardware and Software

On the inside, the smartphone comes with low budget MediaTek chipset. However, this is enough for day to day tasks and runs fairly smooth. All this is taken care of by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU accompanied by a PowerVR GE8100 GPU for gaming and all that as to will do with graphics rendering.

Things does not end there as you also have a 2GB and 3GB RAM variant each having a 16GB and 32GB built-in storage respectively. Both variant’s storage space can be expanded up to 128GB with a memory card and also runs Android 8.0 Oreo straight from the box.

HTC Desire 12 Price and Availability

There’s no specific date and price yet for the smartphone but is likely to cost about €150 which is approximately 67, 000 Naira.

HTC Desire 12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 12:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core Mediatek MT6739
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100
  • Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM
  • Colours: Cool Black, Warm Silver
  • Dimension: 148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm/li>
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-imch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:



  • Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 50/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 2, 730mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 12 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019
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