HTC may be struggling in India but on its home soil, nothing is stopping it from launching smartphones. The Taiwanese company has now launched the HTC Desire 12s in the country that comes in three colours: Black, Silver and Red colours. The 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant costs TWD 5,990 (approx Rs 14,000), and the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant will compel buyers to shell out TWD 6,990 (approx Rs 16,000).
The HTC Desire 12s sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 720x1440 pixels resolution. The phone doesn’t follow the notch trend and has bezels. There is a single camera as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back. The back panel has a two-tone, ribbed finish for better grip. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. When it comes to optics, there is a 13MP rear sensor with PDAF, LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and 1080p video recording support. On the front, there is a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The HTC Desire 12s packs a 3,075mAh battery.
This is the first major development after the company launched the HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12 Plus earlier this year. There is no information whether the company is planning to bring the Desire 12s markets other than Taiwan. In India, the situation is a bit skeptical for HTC. In July, a report claimed that the Taiwanese company is shutting shop in the country and some of the top brass of the company had resigned.
Commenting on the report, an HTC spokesperson had claimed that the company will continue to sell its smartphones in India. The spokesperson said that India is an important market for the Taiwanese giant and it will invest in the country in the right segments and at the right time. “The recent reduction in workforce in the India office is designed to more appropriately reflect local and regional market conditions, and will help HTC more effectively advance into a new stage of growth and innovation. There are still more than ten employees in the India office providing full functionality,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.