HTC might be reeling on the financial front, but that’s not stopping the company from announcing the Desire 12s.

The newest entry to HTC’s Desire line-up, the Desire 12s features a 5.7-inch display with an HD+ (1,440 x 720) resolution and no notch. Above the display sits a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture and an LED flash module.

Around back is a fingerprint sensor and 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Because the LED flash is to the left of the camera and occupies the same space, the rear camera system is strangely asymmetrical.

At least the two-toned finish looks really nice, and reminds us of the recently released Desire 12 Life. The Desire 12s comes in Black, Silver, and Red. All three color options feature a striped finish below the fingerprint sensor that might allow for extra grip.

Elsewhere, the Desire 12s features Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage, and a 3,075mAh battery. The phone sadly runs Android 8.1 Oreo with HTC’s Sense UI overlay. Here’s hoping that an update to Android 9 Pie is in the works.

The 3GB/32GB version of the Desire 12s costs 5,990 New Taiwan dollars (~$194), while the 4GB/64GB variant goes for 6,990 New Taiwan dollars (~$227). No word yet on whether the Desire 12s will be available outside of Taiwan.

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