HTC Desire 12s Specs and Price

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HTC have really had trying times on their smartphones recently because of shortage in sales and it is undeniably because of the inability of the OEM to offer the level of value for money the competitors has. That said, this is another release named the HTC Desire 12s which offers slightly reduced specs than the Desire 12 predecessor. There is also a rather unconventional design on the smartphone but then you can see for yourself.

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HTC Desire 12s Key Specs and Features

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU with 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 075mAh none removable Li-Ion battery

HTC Desire 12s

Design and Display

The front view of the smartphone is the usual ordeal and will easily blend with the sea of smartphones out there. However, things get a bit interesting flipping the smartphone so that the rear is visible and everything seems to be alright until you sport the camera position. Looking like a dual camera, the rear camera and flash are placed somewhere between the too left and the upper central fingerprint scanner. You can get the smartphone in silver, black and red colour variants depending on your choice.

Well, the display is very much a budget one with an HD+ resolution and a somewhat average sized LCD screen. There’s is a decent amount of bezel around the screen and it is a bit much at the top and bottom. All of these delivers only an average visual experience, nothing spectacular.

Battery and Camera

On to what’s keeping your smartphone on, you’ve got the 3, 075mAh battery in charge. Definitely a mediocre capacity, this is still sufficient for a smartphone being that several other smartphones in this category have a similar capacity. However, a USB Type-C would have been a better option than the rather old MicroUSB port featured on the smartphone. But then, what you see is what you get.

As per taking pictures, the smartphone has the same megapixel on both its front and rear camera. The rear 13MP camera has an f/2.0 aperture with PDAF,  HDR and other features. Also, there is a 13MP camera at the front in charge of all of selfies, wefies or what have you.

Hardware and Software

Months after the release of the HTC Desire 12, here comes a new smartphone in the same series. Only to come with a lowly Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and an Adreno 505 GPU As it is with various smartphones out there, the smartphone has a different storage and RAM model. There is a 3GB RAM having a 32GB ROM and a 4GB RAM paired with 64GB storage space. The storage space max out at 512GB with a memory card addition using the hybrid a lot.

HTC Desire 12s Pricing and Availability

The smartphone costs about 80, 000 Naira depending on the deal and the location.

HTC Desire 12s Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 12s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Silver, Red
  • Dimension: 154.2 x 72.7 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • 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+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (2CA) Cat 6 300/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 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/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-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: Yes (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • 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: 3, 075mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 12s Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019
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