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HTC Desire 12s official: budget smartphone with little frills

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HTC expands its budget range with the Desire 12s. The inconspicuous device has solid hardware, but otherwise few distinctive features.


HTC Desire 12s officially unveiled in Taiwan

The HTC Desire 12s is an Android smartphone that appears in HTC’s homeland Taiwan just before the end of the year. It is a variant of the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus which have been available in the Netherlands since the beginning of this year. This budget smartphone has few special features, but offers especially decent hardware for a reasonable price.

The design of the smartphone is reminiscent of the LG G5 . On the back is a single camera with flash in a small bulge, with the fingerprint scanner below. The back is made of metal or aluminum, with two shades of gray or black depending on the color you choose. The front is a 5.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels. The most important HTC Desire 12s specifications at a glance:

  • 5.7 inch screen with resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels
  • Snapdragon 435 chip with 3 / 4GB RAM
  • 13 megapixel camera on the back, 13 megapixel camera in front
  • 32 / 64GB of expandable storage space

Release in the Netherlands uncertain

In Taiwan, the HTC Desire 12s is sold from this month for converted 200 euro. That is relatively pricey: Motorola and Nokia, among others, offer smartphones with better hardware for the same amount. In this way you also get the Motorola Moto G6 for 200 euros, equipped with a newer, more powerful Snapdragon 450 chip and double camera on the back. The Nokia 5.1 also offers a better screen with higher resolution for a few tens of less.

Whether the HTC Desire 12s also appears in the Netherlands is still unknown. The last device that the manufacturer released here was the HTC U12 Life about four months ago. However, it recently announced the HTC Exodus a blockchain telephone that can only be purchased with cryptocurrency. The Exodus is a device for cryptophanates, equipped with hardware and software that ensures that your bitcoins are better protected.

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