HTC Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G: two smartphones that are not innovative
HTC has just formalized two smartphones, the HTC Desire 20 Pro and HTC U20 5G. We are not talking about products marketed in Europe, they are for the moment reserved for their domestic market: Taiwan.
HTC is still alive, but the Taiwanese firm is not at all what it used to be. It still designs the Vive virtual reality headset, however its branch dedicated to smartphones has been bought by Google . Despite this acquisition, HTC still designs smartphones that are now only found in Taiwan, its domestic market.
HTC U20 5G AND DESIRE 20 PRO
These are two mid-range smartphones that have been announced. The U20 5G compatible with 5G, it uses the SoC Snapdragon 765G . The Desire 20 Pro is not 5G, it runs with a Snapdragon 665 SoC. The two smartphones have a somewhat different design, although in both cases there are curved edges and a fingerprint reader at the back.
Really what we see on these two smartphones is that they no longer have anything to do with the passion that we appreciated at HTC. Indeed, the Taiwanese manufacturer has often been avant-garde, with unique innovations … the two smartphones presented today are nothing innovative. The U20 5G, for example, has a 6.5-inch punched screen (Full HD +) with four cameras on the back.
The Desire 20 Pro is the more basic of the two new phones, it follows the lines of the HTC U12 Life . At the rear is a module with four vertically integrated cameras. The main camera is 48 megapixels (f / 1.8), again… nothing surprising.
We can not blame them for having bad characteristics, the battery is 5000 mAh, headphone port, microSD and NFC are in the game, but these smartphones have more than their surname to shine.