Have you been thinking HTC will never launch new phones? If yes, you are confused. Today, the Taiwanese tech company announced two new series smartphones, namely the HTC U20 5G and the HTC Desire 20 Pro.
HTC’s current CEO Yves Maitres disclosed in October 2019 that HTC has stopped innovating in the hardware of smartphones. But he also said the focus will gradually shift to the VR business. In this sense, the last model of HTC was the HTC U12+ released on May 23 last year.
After a lapse of one year, HTC launched its first 5G smartphone the HTC U20 5G, and the previously rumored HTC Desire 20 Pro smartphone at the press conference today. We can’t say that with this move, the company will run back onto the tracks. But this is an important move, which shows the company still ‘breathes’.
HTC U20 5G
Anyways, the HTC U20 5G is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. It supports dual-mode 5G. There is only one version of 8GB and 256GB. Apart from this, the phone comes with a 6.8-inch FHD+ single-punch screen. Under the hood, we can also find a 4850mAh battery, which supports QC4.0 fast charge.
The quad-camera on the back consists of 48MP F/1.8 main lens + 8MP super wide-angle lens + 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth-of-field lens. This camera supports portrait mode shooting, 4K video recording, and many more. By the way, the traditional fingerprint recognition module is on the back as well. And we can also see a 32MP lens located on the hole in the front.
The HTC U20 5G comes with dimensions of 171.2 x 78.1 x 9.4 mm and a weight of 215.5 grams. It runs on an Android 10-based operating system, and includes two colors: ‘Ink Crystal Green’ and ‘Crystal White’. The price is 18990 NTD, about $640.
HTC Desire 20 Pro
The appearance of the HTC Desire 20 Pro is consistent with what we have seen earlier. In other aspects, compared with the HTC U20 5G, it is only replaced by the Snapdragon 665, 6GB/128GB storage, 25MP front lens, 6.5-inch FHD+ hole-punch screen, and body size of 162 x 77 x 9.4 mm/ 201 grams weighs. This handset also supports QC3.0 fast charge. It is available in two color variants of ‘smoky black’ and ‘pretty blue’. The smartphone costs 8990 NTD, about $303.