The HTC U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro are coming to Taiwa
HTC’s ailing smartphone division has unveiled a pair of new handsets, including the company’s first 5G phone. The HTC U20 5G and HTC Desire 20 Pro are coming to the Taiwanese market. In a recent tweet, HTC claimed that “other markets” will follow. On paper, they look like a pair of generic midrange handsets from a company that’s struggling to set itself apart from the competition.
The HTC U20 5G has a 6.8-inch Full HD LCD display, with a 32-megapixel selfie camera contained within a hole-punch notch. There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor around the back of the device alongside a quad-camera array consisting of a main 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and 2-megapixel depth and macro cameras
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, and it has a big 5,000mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage that’s expandable via microSD. Although it supports 5G, XDA-Developers notes that it’s unclear whether this includes mmWave or whether it’s just sub-6GHz. The phone will be available to preorder in Taiwan for NT$18,990 (around $640) starting on July 1st, Engadget reports. While the HTC U20 5G the company’s first 5G smartphone, the company technically released a 5G hotspot last year called the 5G Hub.
The HTC Desire 20 Pro, meanwhile, is a step-down model without 5G support. It’s got a slightly smaller 6.5-inch display and less-powerful specs with a Snapdragon 665 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. There’s the same-sized 5,000mAh battery, however, and you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike the U20 5G. The Desire 20 Pro will launch in Taiwan for NT$8,990 (around $300) on June 18th.