HTC announces Desire 20+ in Taiwan

HTC has made another attempt in the smartphone market and has released a new mid-range device to regain its position in the industry.

HTC launched the Desire 20 Pro back in June this year, and it was made available for international markets in August. The same goes for the HTC U20 5G, which is the first 5G-powered-phone by the brand.

The technology company announced the Desire 20+ in its home market on October 19 (Monday), hoping that the new phone will make its way towards the international market by the end of this year.

HTC Desire 20 Plus: Specifications

The HTC Desire 20+ comes with a unibody design and a gradient finish on a what-appears-to-be plastic back.

The phone also has a quad-camera setup arranged in the camera bump and a fingerprint sensor on the back, owing to its LCD panel.

The 6.5-inch LCD panel supports HD+ playback and has a resolution of 720×1600 pixels, with a 20:9 aspect ratio.

The display has a water-drop style notch featuring a 16MP selfie camera with a big chin at the bottom.

As for the back cameras, the 48MP primary shooter with an aperture of f/1.8 is supported by a 5MP ultra-wide lens. The remaining two lenses are the 5MP depth sensor and the 2MP macro lens.

The insides of the HTC Desire 20+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 chipset, a relatively cheap processor for the phone’s price.

Moreover, the phone will feature an Android 10 out-of-the-box, a surprise given Android 11 has already been rolled out by many companies apart from Google.

The phone supports connectivity through Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and LTE.

As for the ports, the HTC Desire 20+ has a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio output and a USB-C port for charging and data transfer.

It will also have support for Quick Charge 4.0 rapid charge technology. The HTC Desire 20+ also has features like a 5,000 mAh battery and NFC, according to a report by My Smart Price.

Selling price and availability

According to a report by Gizmo China, the HTC Desire 20+ is priced at TWD 8,490. Converted to USD, the price equals $295, which might be a little overpriced for its offerings.

It comes in only two colors, Dawn Orange and Twilight Black.

Users have no flexibility regarding the storage options since it comes only in a version with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a slot for MicroSD cards.

Meanwhile, there has been no official notice by HTC regarding the release of the HTC Desire 20+ in the international markets.

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