HTC’s ailing smartphone division has unveiled a pair of recent handsets, together with the corporate’s first 5G cellphone. The HTC U20 5G and HTC Desire 20 Pro are coming to the Taiwanese market. In a current tweet, HTC claimed that “other markets” will observe. On paper, they appear to be a pair of generic midrange handsets from an organization that’s struggling to set itself aside from the competitors.
The HTC U20 5G has a 6.8-inch Full HD LCD show, with a 32-megapixel selfie digital camera contained inside a hole-punch notch. There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor across the again of the gadget alongside a quad-camera array consisting of a most important 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and 2-megapixel depth and macro cameras.
The cellphone is powered by Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, and it has an enormous 5,000mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage that’s expandable by way of microSD. Though it helps 5G, XDA-Developers notes that it’s unclear whether or not this consists of mmWave or whether or not it’s simply sub-6GHz. The cellphone can be obtainable to preorder in Taiwan for NT$18,990 (round $640) beginning on July 1st, Engadget reports. Whereas the HTC U20 5G the corporate’s first 5G smartphone, the corporate technically launched a 5G hotspot final yr known as the 5G Hub.
The HTC Want 20 Professional, in the meantime, is a step-down mannequin with out 5G assist. It’s acquired a barely smaller 6.5-inch show and less-powerful specs with a Snapdragon 665 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. There’s the same-sized 5,000mAh battery, nonetheless, and also you additionally get a 3.5mm headphone jack, not like the U20 5G. The Want 20 Professional will launch in Taiwan for NT$8,990 (round $300) on June 18th.
It’s no secret that HTC’s smartphone division isn’t what it as soon as was. The corporate sold much of its smartphone design talent to Google again in 2018, the identical yr its share of the worldwide smartphone market reportedly plunged to less than half a percent. If its ever-declining revenue is something to go by, the scenario hasn’t improved since.