HTC Launches Two Overly-Expensive Mid-Range Phones

After staying underground for quite a while, HTC has finally come out of the shadows with a couple of new phones.

The Taiwanese phone maker has announced the HTC U19e and Desire 19+, both of which are mid-range smartphones with some pretty decent specifications.

HTC U19e

Starting with the U19e – it has an 18:9 aspect ratio 6-inch OLED display panel with full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution. There’s a significant chin, but the side bezels are relatively thin. Fortunately, there’s no notch to be seen at the face of the phone, it comes with a regular fingerprint scanner on the back.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset, which is coupled with 6 gigs of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card slot. The phone will come with Android 9.0 Pie with HTC Sense UI.

At the back, it has a dual camera setup with a 12MP f/1.8 regular snapper and a 20MP f/2.6 2x telephoto camera. The front features a 24MP camera coupled with a 2MP lens.

The battery capacity of the phone is 3930 mAh as well as Quick Charge 4.0 support.

The HTC U19e comes in “Extraordinary Purple” and “Modest Green” and will go on sale tomorrow for $475.

HTC Desire 19+

The Desire 19+ is the lower-end phone of the two, with slightly watered down specifications. The screen on it is 6.2-inches and has an HD+ resolution. At the top of the screen, it has a tiny waterdrop notch which houses the 16MP front-facing camera.

This one is powered by the MediaTek Helio P30 chipset with 4/6GB RAM and a storage capacity of 64/128GB. It will come with Android 9.0 Pie with HTC Sense UI on top.

On the rear, the Desire 19+ has a triple camera setup with a 13MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle, and a 5MP depth sensor.

The 4GB/64GB variant costs $320, whereas the 6GB/128GB version is priced at $350. It is set to go on sale early in July.

HTC Desire U19e Specifications

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Kryo 360 CPU
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with HTC Sense UI
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • 6.0-inch OLED 18:9 aspect ratio with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual: 20MP + 12MP f/1.8
    • Secondary: 24+2MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi,
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 3,930 mAh, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
  • Price: $475

HTC Desire U19+ Specifications

  • CPU: 8x Arm Cortex-A53 (Up to 2.3 GHz)
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with HTC Sense UI
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • 6.2-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio, HD+  resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4/6 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Triple: 13MP + 8MP + 5MP
    • Secondary: 16 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi,
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 3,850 mAh
  • Price: $320 (4GB/64GB), $350 (6GB/128GB)

Via 9to5Google



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