The HTC Desire 12 is meant for the budget consumer

HTC desire 12 leak

New phones, possible features, varying specifications… The Mobile World Congress 2018 has brought about a storm of rumours about what may be coming into the smartphone universe.

One of the more reliable sources is Evan Blass with an accurate track record in terms of speculation. He most recently divulged that HTC maybe launching a new device for the HTC Desire series.

As per his tweet, the ‘Breeze’, being an entry-level phone won’t be paired with significant specifications. Running on a Mediatek chipset and 2GB RAM with 16GB, that seems to hold true. Even the 2730mAh battery is nothing to write home about. A 13MP camera in the rear and 5MP camera in the front is pretty standard.

The unique selling point of the Desire 12 is its full screen. HTC will bring the 18:9 aspect ratio into the entry level market. 

What’s truly perplexing is why the phone is going to be called HTC Desire 12. The last HTC Desire was the Desire 10 Pro… Where did the 11th in the series go? 

Is it just an attempt to avoid confusion with the HTC U11 that was launched last year?