HTC Announced a New Phone Today


The HTC U19e has a dual setup on the rear - a 12MP f/1.8 regular snapper and a 20MP f/2.6 2x telephoto camera.

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC isn't exactly winning any awards in 2019, but the company is still trying to keep up with the competition. The rear camera is capable of shooting up to 4K resolution video and comes with a few AI enhancements as well. There is a 24-megapixel selfie shooter on the front as well with a 2-megapixel sensor for iris-recognition unlock feature.

Despite the HTC U19e's name - the "e" would suggest a Galaxy S10e rival - the device is actually a mid-range offering. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There's also a built-in "Game Assistant" that can boost performance when playing games and limit distractions. Coming to the Desire 19+, it the first HTC smartphone to come with triple camera setup and waterdrop notch display.

In the camera department, the HTC U19e sports dual cameras on front and rear. Instead, HTC has opted for a single 16-megapixel snapper that supports Face Unlock. There are two camera sensors at the top bezel. However, it does feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to the the U19e.

The phone runs on Android Pie operating system and gets its power from a 3,850mAh non-removable battery. The 4GB RAM version comes with 64GB storage while the 6GB RAM version packs a 128GB storage. You'll need to buy a Quick Charge 4.0 adapter though, because the phone only comes with a Quick Charge 3.0 charger. It is fueled by a 3850mAh battery but lacks fast charging support. Sales will be limited to Taiwan and there's no word on an worldwide launch. For reference, the Pixel 3a can be purchased for around TWD 14,500 ($461 or €410) and the flagship Xiaomi Mi 9 costs TWD 13,999 ($446 or €394). It's unclear if HTC has plans to launch it globally.