Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
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HTC announces new U19e, Desire 19+ as new mid-rangers

HTC announces new U19e, Desire 19+ as new mid-rangers

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has announced the launch of a new mid-range device in its U series, dubbed as the HTC Y19e. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC under the hood. In addition, it comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a MicroSD card. According to the company, there's a primary 12-megapixel snapper paired with a 20-megapixel sensor that seems to enhance portrait photos and a dual-tone LED flash.

The HTC U19e comes in two color options: Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green.

HTC U19e features a 6-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM.

The new phone will go on sale in Taiwan in early July, priced at NT$9,990 (US$317.86) for the 4GB/64GB model and NT$10,990 for the 6GB/128GB one. The handset also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear and a transparent back cover allowing you to see parts of the components that make up the smartphone.

Retailing at $315 (around £250, AU$450), the HTC Desire U19 Plus is the more affordable phone of the two, and its specs show. Connectivity features supported by the new HTC smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Miracast, USB Type-C 3.1 with DisplayPort, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and 4G VoLTE. The battery is 3,850 mAh in capacity while the display is a 6.2-inch HD+ water-drop notch panel. It comes with a notch that holds the 16MP selfie shooter. At the rear is a triple-camera setup featuring a 13MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. The 4GB RAM version comes with 64GB storage while the 6GB RAM version packs a 128GB storage. Instead, HTC has opted for a single 16-megapixel snapper that supports Face Unlock. It has a 3930mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging and runs on Android 9.0 Pie.

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