HTC launching a phone has become a rarity despite the fact that the company was once a tremendous force in the world of Android, but it has just launched not one but two new handsets, including its first 5G. The HTC U20 5G is the 5G phone in question, and in addition to fast mobile data, it’s a mid-range handset, but with a lot to keep.
There is a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD display, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB RAM, 256GB 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 sensor, a 2MP f./2.4 depth sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro one. There is also a 32MP camera at the front in a punch-hole, and the HTC U20 5G has an almost full-screen design, with just a bit of bezel underneath, while around the back there is a fingerprint scanner.
HTC has also launched the HTC Desire 20 Pro, but this phone only has 4G, so it’s a little less exciting. It has a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a microSD card slot, a 5,000mAh battery, Android 10, the same quad-lens camera setup as the HTC U20 5G, and a 25MP camera on the front. It also has a similar design, albeit with a pattern on the back where the HTC U20 5G’s are used to.
The bad news with both phones is that so far they have only been launched in Taiwan, and the price details have not been confirmed even for that region.
It is not clear when the phones will have a wider launch or where they will land, but a spokesman for HTC told TechRadar that “at the moment, the devices will be available in Taiwan, but we will look at the launch in additional markets later this year”. So it sounds as if they will become available in more regions before the end of 2021.