You may be tempted to think that HTC has abandoned the smartphone game – with the exception of one blockchain phone. Well, guess what? The manufacturer had a surprise in store for us, two new smartphones!
The HTC U19e and HTC Desire U19 will arrive in Taiwan in June and July. For now, we don’t know whether we’ll see these devices elsewhere or not.
The last devices we’ve seen from HTC were the U12 Life and U12 Plus back in 2018. Sadly, the smartphone manufacturer didn’t receive great feedback back then regarding the line, so coming back for more is pretty brave.
But let’s talk specs. The HTC U19e integrates an impressive 6-inch OLED display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, as well as a 3,930mAh battery and a 24MP + 12MP rear dual camera array. The selfie shooter is a 24MP f/2.0 snapper and in in terms of security, you can count on a 2MP iris scanner for secure unlock. The smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 710 processor and has 6GB of RAM.
The device has gone on sale for $475 (roughly £375, AU$680), so this seems to be the high-end handset of the two.
The other smartphone, HTC Desire U19 Plus, comes with a 6.2-inch display and integrates a three-camera setup which consists of a 13MP main sensor, an 8MP sensor ultra-wide angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor, plus a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The U19e integrates an in-screen sensor and has a 3850mAh battery.
The U19Plus variant with a 6GB/128GB combo costs about $315 (around £250, AU$450), which is far more affordable.