As the world’s first company to launch Android smartphones, HTC once surpassed Nokia in market value. But in recent years, it has been weak, and the current adjustments in business have gradually made focus far from the smartphone industry. HTC’s CEO Yves Maitres said back in October 2019 that HTC has stopped innovating in the hardware of smartphones. And he added that the focus will gradually shift to the VR business. The last model was the HTC U12+ released on May 23 of the previous year. After a lapse of two years, HTC launched its first 5G smartphone HTC U20 5G and the previously rumored HTC Desire 20 Pro at the press conference today.
HTC U20 5G features
The HTC U20 5G carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor under the hood. It supports the dual-mode 5G network. Probably, this is the most eye-catching feature of our protagonist. However, apart from this, the phone sports a 6.8-inch FHD+ hole-punch screen, which hosts a 32MP camera. The handset comes with an 8GB RAM + 256GB storage combination as well as a 4850mAh battery. The latter supports QC4.0 fast charge. The quad-camera on the back consist of 48MP F/1.8 main lens + 8MP super wide-angle lens + 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth-of-field lens and supports portrait mode shooting, 4K video recording, etc. There is also outdated fingerprint recognition on the back of the fuselage.
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Its dimensions are 171.2 x 78.1 x 9.4 mm and the weight is 215.5 grams. The phone 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 features
The HTC Desire 20 Pro didn’t bring any surprises. We mean it looks like the previous leaks. In other aspects, this handset is packed with a Snapdragon 665, 6GB/128GB storage, 25MP front-facing lens, 6.5-inch FHD+ hole-punch screen, etc. The body size is 162 x 77 x 9.4 mm, while it weighs 201 grams. This device supports QC3.0 fast charge, and provides two colors of “smoky black” and “pretty blue”. It costs 8990 NTD, about $303.