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HTC Desire 12

HTC Desire 12

HTC desire 12 is the cheaper version of Desire 12 Plus which were released together by the Taiwanese manufacturer. It comes with a 13MP (f/2.2) rear camera and a 5MP (f/2.4) selfie camera. The device is powered by Mediatek MT6739 chipset with a 4-Core processor. This phone is available in 2GB & 3GB RAM variants that are paired with 16GB & 32GB internal storage respectively. There is a dedicated microSD card slot that allows the user expand storage up to 512GB. This smartphone sports an elongated 5.5-inch 720p IPS LCD screen. Powering this unit is a modest 2730mAh battery. See other HTC smartphones available here in Kenya that include Desire 10 Pro & One X10.

HTC Desire 12

HTC Desire 12 Specifications Summary

  • 2/3GB RAM
  • Mediatek MT6739 chipset
  • 2730mAh battery
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 5.5 inches display
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front
  • Android v7.1 Nougat
  • Dual SIM

HTC Desire 12 Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 18,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of HTC Desire 12

Introduction & Performance

The Desire 12 is a cut-down variant of the Desire 12 Plus. It comes with modest specs profile to rightly match its lower price point which includes smaller display and the omission of the fingerprint scanner. This unit is powered by a Mediatek MT6739 chipset that comes with a Quad Core processor which clocks speeds of up to 1.3GHz.

Battery & Display

This phone packs a tall notchless 5.5-inch display utilizing IPS LCD tech with 720p HD resolution. This screen resolution offers good brightness but not as crisp as a 1080p screen. The smartphone is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Ion 2730mAh battery which is a modest battery capacity and isn’t supported by a fast charging technology.

Camera & Storage

The Desire 12 smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel at the back, accompanied by an LED flash and can record FHD videos. The selfie camera is 5MP and can take 720p video calls. For storage, this smartphone comes in 16GB & 32GB variant options. The user depending on their needs can easily expand the storage up to 512GB-via dedicated microSD card slot. 

Connectivity & Platform

This unit runs on Android v7.1 Nougat operating system out of the package, unlike Desire 12 Plus which comes with the newer Android Oreo. Connectivity options on this phone include 4G with VoLTE support, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB v2.0 port, and support for twin SIM lines. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack connector for the user to play audio signals like music and listen to calls.

HTC Desire 12 Specs

Launched May, 2018
Supported Networks 2G - GSM 850/900 /1800/1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G - HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G - LTE
Dimensions 148.5mm x 70.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight 137g
Build -
Screen Size 5.5 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution 720 pixels x 1420 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Screen Protection -
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v7.1 Nougat
Chipset Mediatek MT6739
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8100
Storage 2/3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage
MicroSD Yes, up-to 512GB-dedicated slot
Rear 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p@30fps
Front 8MP, f/2.4, 720p@30fps
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
USB micro USB 2.0
Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Battery 2730mAh (non-removable)