HTC announces U19e and Desire 19+ mid-rangers

HTC has two (mediocre) new phones, proving it's not dead just yet

HTC has two (mediocre) new phones, proving it's not dead just yet

Most people thought that HTC had silently departed the smartphone game, beyond its attempts to launch a blockchain phone in the HTC Exodus, but it seems most people were wrong, as the company has just 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. There is equally a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. HTC has priced the 4GB RAM + 64GB version of the phone at TWD 9,990 (INR 22,000 approx.), while the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant will cost TWD 10,990 (INR 24,200 approx.).

The selfie camera is a 24MP f/2.0 snapper and there's a 2MP Iris scanner for secure unlock. As of now, there is no information about the Desire 19 smartphone.

At the rear, the U19e packs a dual camera setup housing a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, teaming up with a 20MP f/2.6 2x telephoto camera. There is also a plain Green color variant.

The dual-SIM (Nano) HTC U19e runs on Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense on top. 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.

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The HTC U19e measures 156.5 x 75.9 x 8.0 mm and weighs 180 grams.

On the front, it sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. If this isn't sufficient, a separate model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will also be available to purchase. At the rear is a triple-camera setup featuring a 13MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. It will go on sale in Taiwan starting tomorrow, i.e. June 12. It features a 3,850mAh battery and doesn't support fast charging.

HTC's latest mid-range device is equipped with MediaTek's Helio P35 which is slightly more powerful than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630. As of now, there is no information about the availability of both these devices in other markets.

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