Despite the release of several new smartphones in the first half of the year, things for the once super successful Taiwanese company HTC are not going as smoothly as they would like. New alarming news appeared the other day – President and CEO Yves Maitre left the company without having worked in this position for a year, according to Engadget. According to HTC, this happened due to “strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, which did not allow the top manager to see his family living in Europe.
During his work, the company presented its first 5G smartphone HTC U20, and with it the more affordable HTC Desire 20 Pro. The vacated post was taken by Cher Wang, who previously worked in this position from 2015 to 2019 and faced the company’s most serious financial failures. Now the future of HTC has become even vaguer, and its future plans still do not have a clear structure.
HTC Wildfire E2 budget smartphone officially launched
It is worth mentioning that last month, HTC Wildfire E2 was launched. If you remember, in 2010 HTC introduced the first Wildfire and now it is trying to revive the old line, releasing the third smartphone in the updated series. It’s a budget device with all the ensuing characteristics.
Perhaps, apart from a big name, a good battery, an up-to-date version of the green robot and a low price tag, HTC Wildfire E2 doesn’t have anything that could catch a lot of users. It is equipped with a 6.22-inch display with a resolution of 1560×720 pixels, a weak Helio P22 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
The selfie camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and two 16 megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors were installed on the back. The device is powered by a 4000 mAh rechargeable battery. HTC Wildfire E2 comes with a pre-installed Android 10 operating system. The smartphone has a slot for microSD cards up to 128 GB, a fingerprint sensor on the back, support for 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The dimensions of the smartphone were 158.4×75.9×8.95 mm and weighs 173.5 grams. In addition, it has a USB Type C port. They estimated it at 8,760 rubles. or $119.
HTC Wildfire E2 specifications:
|Screen||IPS, 6.22 “, 720×1560, 276 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch|
|CPU||MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762D
1.8 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320
|Memory||4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 128 GB, hybrid slot|
GSM Bands 2 (1900),
|Battery||Li-Pol, 4000 mAh|
|Dimensions||158.4 x 75.9 x 8.95 mm|
|Cameras||rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
– 16 MP, f / 2.2
– 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.2, no flash, no autofocus
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint (rear)|