HTC first unveiled its mid-range Desire 12 and Desire 12+ back in March this year and the company is now bringing the devices to the Indian market. In a recent tweet, the company has announced that the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus will be launched in the country on June 6.
Coming to India. Save the date.. 06.06.2018 pic.twitter.com/R5zbdT77cf
— HTC India (@HTC_IN) June 5, 2018
In terms of specifications, the HTC Desire 12 features a 5.5-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, coupled with 2/3G RAM and 16/32GB internal storage. The Desire 12 has a single 13MP (f/2.2) camera on the back and a 5MP (f/2.4) selfie shooter on the front. Rounding it off is an unimpressive 2,730mAh battery.
The HC Desire 12+, on the other hand, features a 6-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Unlike the regular Desire 12, the Desire 12+ packs in a dual-camera setup on the back with a 13MP (f/2.2) sensor coupled with a 2MP sensor, along with an 8MP camera for selfies. The battery on the Desire 12+ is rated at 2,965mAh, which is also rather unimpressive.
As of now, HTC has not revealed any details regarding pricing and availability, but based on the international pricing of EUR 185 (~Rs. 14,500) and EUR 235 (~Rs. 18,500) for the Desire 12 and Desire 12+ respectively, we believe that the upcoming smartphones will bomb as soon as they’re released.
Not only are the devices underpowered, they’re also targeting a segment which currently has much better smartphones for a far smaller price tag. So unless HTC shaves off a couple of thousand rupees from the price tag, we believe that the Desire 12 duo won’t do very well in the Indian market.
What do you think about the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+? Do you think the devices will be able to hold up to the competition? Let us known in the comments section below.