HTC Desire 20 Pro and HTC U20 5G launched
HTC is still alive, but the Taiwanese firm is not at all what it used to be. It still designs the Vive virtual reality headset, however its smartphone business has been bought by Google. Despite the takeover, HTC still designs smartphones that are now only available in Taiwan, its home market.
HTC U20 5G AND DESIRE 20 PRO: TWO SMARTPHONES THAT ARE NOT INNOVATIVE
HTC has announced two mid-range smartphones. The HTC U20 5G comes with 5G support, is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset while ont he other hand the HTC Desire 20 Pro runs on Snapdragon 665 SoC and have no support for 5G. Both smartphones have a somewhat different design, although in both cases features curved edged display at the front, a fingerprint reader at the back, a quad-camera setup and a massive 5,000 mAh batteries.
The smartphones are no different than any other mid-range devices currently available in the market and lacks serious innovation which HTC once represented in this industry.
HTC Desire 20 Pro specifications
The Desire 20 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. The device sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Desire 20 Pro packs a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 18W fast-charging. The phone features a gradient finish with a fingerprint reader on the back.
The HTC Desire 20 Pro opts for a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The main camera is paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter, and two 2-megapixel snappers for depth data and macro shots. The hole-punch camera cutout on the front houses a 25-megapixel selfie shooter. The HTC Desire 20 Pro launches in Smoky Black and Pretty Blue colours. The HTC Desire 20 Pro is priced at NTD 8990 (Approx. Rs 36,890)
HTC U20 5G specifications
The HTC U20 5G is a strong mid-range 5G phone powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset with an integrated 5G modem. The phone arrives in a single 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. The U20 5G uses a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The hole-punch camera cutout on the device houses a slightly higher 32-megapixel selfie shooter.
Other specifications in terms of camera, design, software, and battery of the U20 5G are similar to that of the HTC Desire 20 Pro. The HTC U20 5G arrives in Crystal White and Crystal Green colour options. The HTC U20 5G is priced at NTD 18,990 (Approx. Rs 77,950).