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HTC Desire 12 Review – Android 4G Smartphone With 3 GB RAM Leaked

HTC Desire 12 is a mid-range smartphone from smartphone giant – HTC. The unannounced smartphone has seen some of its key technical features leaked. And no better way to reveal the smartphone’s specs other than its retail box. Despite that, the smartphone is expected to be launched in the month of March this year. One of the key features of the smartphone is its internal storage of 32 GB that has the capacity to expand to a massive 2 TB. Let’s get to see more about the smartphone in the review that follows shortly.

Design & Display

With an aluminium alloy body material, the smartphone sports a single camera at the top bezel and another single camera at the rear. In the top bezel, light sensor and earpiece are fellow occupants with the front camera while the bottom bezel simply houses the htc logo. At the back, the single camera is accompanied by a LED flash and htc logo. Dedicated keys present on the smartphone are the volume keys and the power button.

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The smartphone’s display has a big 5.5-inches display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. This HD+ display has a pixel density of 293 PPI and uses the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. In addition to the 2.5D curved glass present on the display surface, Blue Light filter is also another tangible display feature. It is expected to have an aspect ratio of 18:9.


The rear camera of the smartphone has a 12 megapixel shooter that’s supported by a LED flash for brightening purposes. The front camera on the other hand has a 5 MP shooter for taking selfies. Additional features of the smartphone are auto focus, phase detection, geo tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus, ISO and face detection.

CPU, OS & Storage 

Under the hood, HTC desire 12 operates on MediaTek chipset. The chipset envelops an ARM Cortex-A53 CPU that has eight cores. The processor utilizes the 28 nm process technology and it’s of the 64-bit architecture. Graphics production is handled by an ARM Mali GPU. The software running on the smartphone is the latest Android Oreo OS. The RAM has a 3 GB capacity that handles sleek multitasking. The internal storage has 32 GB which can be extended to 2 terabytes with the use of a memory card.


Htc desire 12 uses a non-removable Li-Ion 2,730 mAh battery as its power source. It charges very fast as a result of the Quick Charging technology present. It can give up to 286 hours on standby.

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HTC Desire 12 Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model HTC Desire 12
Status Launching Soon


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Body Material Aluminium alloy
Colours White, Silver, Black, Gold


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5″
Resolution 1440*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 293 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No


Primary 12 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP


Operating System Andid 8.0 Oreo OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek chipset
CPU Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
RAM (Memory) 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 2TB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,730 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 286 hours
Talk Time Up to 11.5 hours
Music Play Up to 17.3 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is The Current HTC Desire 12 Price and Availability Status?

HTC Desire 12 upon release will cost around $240.

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