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

It's surrounded by the same large, symmetrical bezels above and below but, due to the smartphone's lower cost, the resolution of the panel has been downgraded to 2160 x 1080p. The setup supports 4K video recording, automatic HDR, and a variety of unspecified AI enhancements.

The selfie camera is a 24MP f/2.0 snapper and there's a 2MP Iris scanner for secure unlock. The HTC U19e isn't a follow-up to the HTC U12 Plus though, as it targets the upper mid-range price bracket. As mentioned above already, the first U-series smartphone launched by HTC this year runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There's also a built-in "Game Assistant" that can boost performance when playing games and limit distractions.

On its part, HTC Desire 19+ packs a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a water-drop notch.

In the camera department, the HTC U19e sports dual cameras on front and rear. Don't care for face unlock? This device has a triple rear camera system with a 13MP lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. However, it does feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to the the U19e. It is less powerful than the U19e with the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and 4GB starting RAM option. The phone also comes with 128GB of internal storage and a 3,930mAh battery. As of now, there is no information about the Desire 19 smartphone. It is fueled by a 3850mAh battery but lacks fast charging support.

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According to HTC, the HTC U19e carries a price tag of TWD 14,900 (roughly Rs. 33,000) and it will be offered in Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green colours.

We haven't seen a new HTC handset since the HTC U12 Life and U12 Plus in 2018, but even then it felt like the smartphone manufacturer had been winding down its production.

The first device on our list is the HTC U19e. It's unclear if HTC has plans to launch it globally.

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