HTC seems to be working on a new phone for its popular Desire series of devices, HTC Desire A12. The device will fall under the mid-range classes and will be powered by Android. Also, it’ll be releasing for all major carriers in the USA.
HTC Desire A12 specs include a 4.7 inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor, 8MP rear camera and 1.3 MP on front. The device will be powered by a 2100 mAh battery and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
We had previously heard rumors of the HTC Desire A11 back in August 2014. The device was even more on the low-end side if we compare it to the Desire A12 specs now. The Desire A11 had the similar display size but with a non-HD display, the camera was poor too at only 5MP on the back and VGA on the front. Other than that, the processor and RAM looks similar between both the devices.
Information for both the devices have been leaked by @upleaks over at Twitter. We’ve seen HTC chose the path of Desire smartphones for its mid to low end range of Android devices. And so far we saw devices by the naming scheme of Desire 816 and such, but this according to both these leaks, it seems HTC will be changing its mid-range device naming scheme to Desire A series.
HTC Desire A12 is reported to be releasing with Android 4.4 KitKat. It surprises us a bit since Android 5.0 Lollipop is already out and Google has been loud about Lollipop being supported by devices having even RAM as low as 512MB. The Desire A12 specs include a 1GB RAM, which should be good enough to run Lollipop.
We hope the device will be upgraded to Android 5.0 lollipop soon after the launch. It’s important because mid-range devices sell more than flagship devices does and selling a Android smartphone in 2015 that runs the Android version from 2013 doesn’t give users the Android experience they deserve from a 2015 smartphone.
HTC DESIRE A12 SPECS
- Dimension: 139.8 x 69.5 x 9.5 mm
- Processor: Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2GHz Quad-core
- RAM: 1GB
- Display: 4.7″ HD
- Main Camera: 8MP
- Front Camera: 1.3MP
- Battery: 2100mAh
- Android version: Android 4.4 KitKat
- HTC Sense version: Sense 5.3 (OEM Desire Sense 6.0)
HTC DESIRE A12 RELEASE DATE
According to the leaked info, HTC Desire A12 release date is expected to be February 2015. The device is reported to be releasing for all major carriers in US — AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. HTC generally releases its devices in the month of March or April, so don’t be surprised if Desire A12 releases a bit later than its rumored release date.