We almost forgotten that HTC makes phone! Given the Taiwanese tech company have been rather low key in the smartphone market. It has been more active in the VR arena. Anywho, here they are, two new HTC handsets after like the longest time. Meet the HTC Desire 20 Pro and the HTC U20 5G.

HTC U20 5G
HTC U20 5G

With the U20 5G, HTC staked claim as the world’s first Taiwan-made 5G handset that supports both Stand Alone (SA) and Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G tracks. The claim is a bit of stretch. Like, how many handset makers are there in Taiwan?

Anywho, you got to do what you gotta do after being quiet for a couple of years.

As far as the HTC Desire 20 Pro is concerned, it features a first-for-HTC “4+1 pro-level lenses” camera setup (48 MP main + 8 MP wide + 2 MP macro + 2 MP depth camera), a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) display with now-in-vogue hole-punch camera (a 25 MP fixed focus item), and a large 5,000 mAh capacity battery.

HTC U20 5G
HTC U20 5G

As you may have notice, the so-called “4+1 pro-level lenses” set up is more really a quad camera set. Also, it is worthy to note that it is a budget device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform. It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM, with support for microSD if you needed more storage.

The 5,000 mAh battery supports QC 3.0 and offers up to 618 hours of standby time, or if you love yakking, up to 22.1 hours of talk time. Nothing ground breaking here, but considering it costs just 8,990 TWD (about US$305), it is just about reasonable.

HTC Desire 20 Pro

As for the HTC U20 5G… it ain’t a flagship either. The U20 5G is powered by current popular mid-range 5G chip from Qualcomm, the SD 765G, backed by 8 GB of RAM. Storage is 256 GB, but further expandable via microSD card.

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Other key mentions include a quad camera setup (48 MP main + 8 MP wide-angle + 2 MP macro + 2 MP depth camera), a 6.8-inch FHD+ (2,400 + 1,080 pixels) display with a 32 MP hole punch camera, and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports QC 4.0.

There’s no Wi-Fi 6, neither is there a 3.5 mm headphone jack (the Desire, however, is still rocking one). The HTC U20 5G has an asking price of 18,990 TWD (roughly US$644). Pre-order is happening throughout July.

HTC Desire 20 Pro

Images: HTC [TW].

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