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HTC Desire 12 Plus: 6-inch smartphone that is easy to handle

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With the introduction of HTC Desire 12 Plus, it enters the market with a big display but low on cost. Read on to find out more details about it.

It has been some time since the Taiwanese company came out with anything new. After a few months absence, they first introduced the Desire 12 which has the following specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~293 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Mediatek MT6739 chipset, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, PowerVR GE8100 and 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1/5" sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 400GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE

We can safely say that the Desire 12 will be tackling the entry-level range. It will depend hugely on its price if it were to be a success.

Now then, let’s check out its larger sibling called the Desire 12 Plus.

What else can we expect other than larger screen size?

  • 6-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~268 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP+2MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 400GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2965 mAh battery
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • May 2018 expected release date

There is indeed a lot of upgrades from the Desire 12 to the Desire 12 Plus. Other than the obvious upgrade to become a 6-incher, there’s also going to be a fingerprint sensor. Wonder why the smaller sibling is not fitted with one. The slender frame does offer a comfortable single-handed experience and easy manoeuvrability.

Under the hood of the Desire 12 Plus is definitely in a huge relief, as it moves out from being an entry-level. Expected to be blessed with the Snapdragon 450 chipset, fast octa-core processor, decent graphics and 3GB RAM; it should have no problem running most of your daily apps and some light gaming in between.

Camera-wise, the dual 13MP-2MP primary camera lets you capture multiple focal points simultaneously allowing you to refocus photographs after they are taken or add a bokeh effect. Bokeh mode gives you sharp foregrounds and naturally blurred backgrounds for more artistic photography. To round it up, the 8MP selfie camera lets you take good-looking selfies.

Moving on to the storage, there will be 32GB of internal storage on the Desire 12 Plus. By taking lots of photos on it, it should get filled up in no time at all. Thankfully, there’s the expansion slot that can take in up to a maximum of 400GB.

A great plus point about the Desire 12 Plus is the fact that it will be running on the latest Android Oreo 8.0 right out of the box. This should make it slightly faster due to the optimization and new features and functions.

Finally, the 2965 mAh battery should be able to supply enough juice to the Desire 12 Plus for at least a full day of charge.

Conclusion:

HTC Desire 12 Plus ups the ante as it will give some options to those looking for a stylish mid-range smartphone. But then again, it will depend greatly on its price; which we have yet to find out.

HTC Desire 12 Plus is expected to be released in May 2018 although there’s no confirmation on the price. It is said to be available in Black, Silver and Gold colors.

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