HTC launching a phone has become a rare occurrence despite the corporate once being a huge force within the world of Android, but it’s just launched not one but two new handsets, including its first 5G one.
The HTC U20 5G is that the 5G phone in question, and apart from speedy mobile data it’s a mid-range handset.
There’s a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 5,000mAh battery, Android 10, and a quad-lens rear camera, with a 48MP f/1.8 main sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 wide-angle one, a 2MP f./2.4 depth sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro one.
There’s also a 32MP camera on the front during a punch-hole, and therefore the HTC U20 5G features a nearly all-screen design, with just a touch of bezel below, while round the back there’s a fingerprint scanner.
Alongside this HTC has also launched the HTC Desire 20 Pro, but this phone only packs 4G, so it’s a touch less exciting.
It has a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 5,000mAh battery, Android 10, an equivalent quad-lens camera setup because of the HTC U20 5G, and a 25MP camera on the front. It also sports an identical design, albeit with a patterned back where the HTC U20 5G’s is obvious.
It’s not clear exactly when the phones will get a wider launch or where they’re going to land, but a spokesperson for HTC told: « at this point, the devices are going to be available in Taiwan, but we’ll look to launch in additional markets later this year.” So it seems like they could be made available in additional regions before the top of 2020.