Last year the bezel-less screen trend was reserved for the most expensive phones on the market, this year, however, the new design trend has trickled down to the mid-range and now budget market.
The Desire 12 Plus 6-inch 18:9 IPS screen, a Snapdragon 450 chipset, 3GB of RAM and a dual-camera (13MP + 2MP). It also ships running Android 8.0 Oreo and has a centre-mounted rear-facing fingerprint reader. The battery an average 2965mAh, but the low/mid-end CPU should mean decent battery life.
The smaller model disappointingly has a less powerful processor using the MediaTek 6739 CPU, 3GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera. It, like the larger Desire 12 Plus, also comes with Android 8.0 Oreo, though strangely there is no fingerprint sensor at all. This model has a slightly smaller 2730mAh.
Overall the specification is a bit meh, but if the pricing is right, they will likely sell well.
HTC hasn’t released details of availability or pricing, but the plus model is supposed to cost £200-250. This may be a little steep considering there are well specced Chinese models such as the Xiaomi Mi A1 available online for less.