HTC Announced a New Phone Today

Joanna Estrada
June 12, 2019

Keeping true to its word, the tech giant has launched two new smartphones. Today, they announced the HTC U19e, a mid-range phone with decent specs that likely won't show up on USA soil any time soon.

"The HTC U19e is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor with 6" FHD display, dual rear camera, dual front camera, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 3930mAh battery, HTC BoomSound, and Android 9.0 under HTC Sense. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports face recognition unlocking.

The selfie camera is a 24MP f/2.0 snapper and there's a 2MP Iris scanner for secure unlock.

In terms of the imaging capabilities, the new HTC phone houses a dual rear camera setup, which includes a 12-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.8 lens and a 20-megapixel shooter with an f/2.6 lens. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB-C 3.1 port.

The HTC U19e measures 156.5 x 75.9 x 8.0 mm and weighs 180 grams. There are two camera sensors at the top bezel.

On its part, HTC Desire 19+ packs a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a water-drop notch. You'll need to buy a Quick Charge 4.0 adapter though, because the phone only comes with a Quick Charge 3.0 charger.

The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Prices don't typically translate directly, but the smartphone has been priced at TWD 14,900 ($475 or €420) locally, pretty high considering the specs HTC has included.

The U19e comes in two colours: Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green.

We've reached out to HTC to see whether these phones will release outside of Taiwan, and if there's anything else to know about them, so stay tuned to TechRadar to see if HTC can make a smartphone comeback.

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