It seems that things are finally moving at HTC, after a long period without any new phones. The Taiwanese company has just released the HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+, which are midrange handsets with the new fangled 18:9 aspect. The Plus model even has a dual camera.

These devices debuted with much of a leak or teasers, although we had heard their name linked to a release close to the debut of the HTC U12. They seem to adopt a combo of the classical Desire look and some hints of HTC U11. They also feel a bit like an iPhone 8 for some reason. Let’s see how they’re specced.

HTC Desire 12

The standard single camera HTC Desire 12 features a 5.5 inch HD+ display, as well as a pretty modest CPU, the MediaTek MT6739. It also has 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a microSD card slot, plus a main 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and HD, as well as F/2.2 aperture. The front camera has a 5 MP resolution and F/2.4 aperture.

4G LTE is also here, plus a dual SIM card slot and the audio jack has been kept, through some miracle. HTC Desire 12 packs a microUSB 2.0 port, a 2730 mAh battery, which offers 5V/1A charging and somehow there’s no fingerprint scanner here. We have no price for this model.

HTC Desire 12+

This one adds the needed extras to the Desire 12. First of all, it ditches MediaTek for a Snapdragon 450 CPU, it has a 6 inch 18:9 screen with HD+ resolution and it also brings a fingerprint scanner at the back. The handset packs 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot with support for up to 2 TB cards.

An 8 MP selfie camera is in the mix, with Beauty features. At the back theres a dual camera with a design that feels like an iPhone 8 Plus a bit. The module includes a 13 MP and 2 MP sensor and support for Bokeh capture HTC Desire 12+ also offers a dual SIM card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port and a 2965 mAh battery.

It should reach parts of Europe in May this year. No price yet.