HTC Launches U19e And Desire 19+ In Taiwan
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has unveiled two new Android smartphones in its home country, which are the U19e and the Desire 19+. As reported previously, the company has been trying to make a comeback into the smartphone market for a long time now. It was not surprising at all to see why HTC chose its home market to launch the devices. Both devices look towards targeting the mid-range smartphone segment.
HTC U19e Specifications And Price
The HTC U19e features a 6 inch LCD Full HD+ display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which consists of the octa-core Kryo 360 CPU and the Adreno 616 GPU. It is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, with microSD expansion support.
Regarding the camera, the HTC U19e sports a dual camera setup, comprising of 12MP (f/1.8) primary camera and a 20MP secondary sensor. It supports 4K video recording with AI add-on features. For selfies, the U19e boasts of a 24MP (f/2.0) front facing camera. It is powered by a 3930 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support. Also, the smartphone features HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi. The device has been priced at TWD 14,900 (~INR 32,900)
HTC Desire 19+ Specifications And Price
Alongside the HTC U19e, the company unveiled the Desire 19+. It features a slightly larger 6.2 inch HD+ screen than the U19e. The smartphone packs a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, which consists of an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It is bundled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM.
In terms of optics, it features the first triple camera setup ever seen in an HTC smartphone. It can be broken down into a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, it has a 16MP front-facing camera which has support for facial recognition-based unlock and AI-enabled beauty modes. Both the smartphones will run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The pricing of the two variants is as follows:
- 4GB + 64GB: TWD 9,990 (~INR 22,000)
- 6GB + 128GB: TWD 10,990 (~INR 24,200)