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HTC’s next smartphone will feature 18:9 display and affordable price

by Brandon Russell | February 20, 2018February 20, 2018 6:00 am PST

Not every phone announced at Mobile World Congress later this month will be able to match the Galaxy S9’s power and quality. Case in point: Details for a new HTC device have leaked, and it’s very much meant for the mid-range market.

Not that that’s a bad thing. But it may indicate where HTC’s aspirations rest now that many of the company’s brightest minds are now at Google.

In any case, it appears the Taiwanese company is gearing up to unveil the Desire 12, the specs of which have just leaked in full. Android Authority has the scoop:

The HTC Desire will have a 64-bit, quad-core MediaTek chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It will have a 5.5-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio display with a 720 x 1,440 (HD+) resolution. The 12 MP rear-facing camera shoot 1080p video, and the front-facing camera comes in at 5 MP. It also has a 2,730 mAh battery, and there are lots for two nano-SIMs and a microSD card.

What’s significant is HTC will attempt to make an edge-to-edge display a staple of its mid-range lineup, making the Desire 12 a more attractive option.

As for what the device looks like, that’s still unclear, and Android Authority didn’t have details on pricing or availability. An earlier leak from Evan Blass said the handset’s price would match its mid-range specs, so we can likely expect the device to be fairly affordable.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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