HTC's first 5G phone has a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 5000mAh battery
What you need to know
- HTC launched two new phones in Taiwan today.
- The U20 is its first 5G-enabled mid-ranger and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chipset.
- HTC Desire 20 Pro is a mid-range 4G phone with quad rear cameras and a 5,000mAh battery.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC today unveiled (opens in new tab) its first 5G phone in Taiwan, dubbed the U20 5G. It also happens to be the company's first phone to come with a hole-punch display and a 48MP camera.
The HTC U20 5G is powered by Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 765G chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It has a massive 6.8-inch sized FHD+ display with a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner, housing a 32MP selfie camera.
On the back of the phone is a quad-camera setup featuring a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. It also comes with a 5,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging, NFC, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Along with the U20 5G, HTC also expanded its Desire lineup with the new Desire 20 Pro. The phone has a smaller 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 25MP selfie camera and runs on the Snapdragon 665 chipset. Just like the U20 5G, the Desire 20 Pro packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. Both phones run Android 10 out of the box.
The HTC U20 5G has been priced at TWD 18,990 ($640) in Taiwan and will be available to pre-order in the country starting July 1. HTC Desire 20 Pro, on the other hand, is set to go on sale in Taiwan on June 18 for TWD 8,990 ($303). HTC hasn't announced any plans of launching the two phones outside Taiwan yet.
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Side by side, the HTC has a larger screen, more memory, more RAM, higher resolution main camera with gyroscope stabilized EIS, 4K video, dual LED flash and video light, 32MP selfie camera, larger 5000 mAh battery, a faster and more reliable FP reader, and Quick Charge 4.0. Oh, and the HTC has 5G. Seeing how these are advantages that the HTC has over the Galaxy A50, which Android Central really liked, it seems the U20 5G should be pretty good!
You are probably right about that in most cases. The A71 5G is almost identical to this, but looks better from the back. Most will go for the Samsung even if it is slightly slower and has half the memory for a higher price. If anyone is already in the Apple ecosystem, it's pretty much a guarantee they won't buy this over the SE. The SE is an old phone, but the back still looks better even if the front does not.