HTC Desire 12 Specs and Price

HTC Desire 12

The HTC Desire 12 is the first smartphone from HTC after being acquired by Google.

This midrange smartphone is great when you are on a tight budget. Let’s have a look at what the smartphone has to offer and if the price actually justifies the specs featured on it.


HTC Desire 12 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU with 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage, up to 400GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 2, 730 non-removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

The HTC Desire 12 is a true definition of a refined sleek smartphone with almost bezel-less display and the widely used 18:9 aspect ratio. While this is attractive enough, it is also simplistic in its approach when it comes to design. The bezels at the top and bottom have been trimmed to create more space for the display.

You have a 5.5-inch screen with 1440 X 720 pixels display with pixel density of 293 PPI. This spec is not too disappointing considering the price.

Battery and Camera

Not many budget smartphones have much power when it comes to battery capacity. Neither does the HTC Desire 12 with only a non-removable 2, 730mAh Li-ion battery to go by.

Also, the smartphone is armed with a single camera on both the front and back. There is a 5MP selfie camera with a wide-angle feature and a 13MP rear camera with flash for taking clear pictures low lighting.

Hardware and Software

On the inside, the smartphone comes with low budget MediaTek chipset. However, this is enough for day to day tasks and runs fairly smooth. All this is taken care of by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU accompanied by a PowerVR GE8100 GPU for gaming and all that as to will do with graphics rendering.

You also have a 2GB and 3GB RAM variant each having a 16GB and 32GB built-in storage respectively. Both variant’s storage space can be expanded up to 128GB with a memory card and also runs Android 8.0 Oreo straight from the box.

Pricing and Availability

Depending on your location, the variant of the phone, it is expected to cost within 67, 000 naira- 70,000 naira

HTC Desire 12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 12:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core Mediatek MT6739
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100
  • Memory: 2GB/3GB
  • Colours: Cool Black, Warm Silver
  • Dimension: 148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm/li>
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 5.5-imch, 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: 8MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • 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: –
  • 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: Yes
  • 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: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • 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: 2, 730mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: –


This midrange device is good for those on a tight budget. What are your thoughts about it? Let us know in the comments section.

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