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HTC Desire 12s Announced With 4GB RAM & Snapdragon SoC

The Desire series under HTC's threshold recently got a new entrant named HTC Desire 12s. Find out more here!

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The Desire series under HTC’s threshold recently got a new entrant named HTC Desire 12s. As HTC delivers high-end phones like HTC U11 Eyes, HTC U12+ and all, the company isn’t forgetful about its mid-range lineup.

On the HTC Desire 12s, features such as 4GB RAM and the 64GB internal memory are the highlights. Most of its specifications are more on the decent side though.

Let’s check out what it has to offer.

HTC Desire 12s Quick Review

The blessings of gloss & patterned matte finish were showered on the HTC Desire 12s. And trust me, the device is easy on the eye. The glossy finish took the top arena of the phone’s rear while the patterned design enjoyed the remaining portion. In the glossy area, you’re greeted with the primary camera, LED flash and fingerprint reader. On the other hand, the HTC logo gives you the intro to the line-full region.

Up front, the Full View Display (18:9) makes an impact on the 5.7-inch IPS screen. An HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels teams up with a pixel density of 282PPI to dictate the screen’s sharpness & finesse. The top & bottom of the IPS panel is characterised by minimal bezels.

Since HTC is also one of the Android fanboys, the OEM applied the Android 8.1 Oreo OS on this smartphone. Instead of using MediaTek chipset, the Taiwanese manufacturer opted for Snapdragon SoC. The model of this chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, a chipset built on 28nm process.

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Despite the agedness of the chipset, it still carries an octa-core processor that clocks at 1.4GHz. What’s more, a 4GB RAM works alongside the chip for efficient multitasking. It is worthy of note that there’s a 3GB RAM iteration of the smartphone.

The lower RAM variant tags along with 32GB ROM while the higher variant is supported with 64GB storage. Anyways, both smartphone’s storage can be increased to 512GB using a MicroSD card.

Picture-perfect moments have the tendency to be captured by either the 13MP rear shooter or 13MP selfie camera. Finally, the phone gets its power juice from a modest 3,075mAh battery.

HTC Desire 12s Key Specs

Here are the HTC Desire 12s key specifications…

Display 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Processor Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 32GB/64GB ROM + 3GB/4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
Camera 13MP Rear/13MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,075mAh
Price ₦65,000 – ₦75,000

HTC Desire 12s Photos

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HTC Desire 12s Price and Availability

The HTC Desire 12s launched in December 2018; you can order from the online shopping markets using the links below.

HTC Desire 12s retails at $190 (₦65,000 – 75,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY DESIRE 12S or CHECK OTHER PHONES UNDER N80,000).

HTC Desire 12s Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo OS
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435; Octa-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53
  • 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 (293 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


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


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 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
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 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: Yes
  • 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: –
  • 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: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • 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

Where to buy HTC Desire 12s

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Adekunle Diamond
Content Writer. Smartphone Enthusiast. Music Lover. Avid Football Supporter. Marvel Cinematic Universe Fan!!!


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