Although HTC might not be a major name in the industry today, the company is still releasing smartphones to retain some of its market shares. After the HTC Desire 20+, which is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor, the Taiwanese giant today unveiled a low-mid ranger called the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G. Well that’s a mouthful, right?
The company announced the device quite quietly on its official website along with a short video showing the device in all its glory. You can watch the video below.
The first HTC device with a 90Hz screen
Now, as you can see, the main focus of the Desire 21 Pro 5G is supporting 5G connectivity in its Desire line of smartphones. HTC Released its first 5G device, this HTC U20 5G last year. However, the device was only available on the Taiwanese market and nowhere else.
Now, aside from the 5G factor, the Desire Pro 21 5G features a 6.7-inch screen, which is quite large for a mid-low ranger like this one. Additionally, this will be the first HTC device to feature a 90Hz display panel for smooth scrolling and user interface interactions. There is also a perforated front camera on the top edge.
On the back of the device, there is a four-camera system with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and two additional 2MP sensors for macro and depth cameras.
Going into the technical details, HTC integrated the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC inside the device. It has 8GB RAM, 128GB of storage, also a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging support.
Furthermore, the Desire 21 Pro 5G also comes with a capacitive fingerprint sensor that is built into the power button for biometric security. However, from the looks of it, the 3.5mm headphone jack seems to be missing from the device, which is a bummer, as most other low-mid ranges come equipped with it.
Price and availability
This device is currently available for pre-order in Taiwan. So if you are in that country, you can locate your order right now and this company will deliver it on January 21. However, HTC did not mention whether or not it will bring the device to other markets around the world. It is rated at TWD $ 11,990, which translates to around $ 425 (~ Rs 31,093).