We haven’t really heard much from HTC in terms of smartphones, and at CES 2021, there was pretty much nothing from them, but it appears that over in Taiwan, HTC has since quietly launched a brand new mid-ranger in the form of the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G.
As the name suggests, this is a 5G handset, but it will come with mid-ranged specs and that’s a good thing. Right now, the majority of 5G capable handsets are flagships with high price points, so for HTC to release a mid-ranged phone will help those on tighter budgets get their hands on a 5G capable device.
In terms of price, it is said to be around $430, so the question is, what kind of hardware can we expect? Under the hood, the phone will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 chipset and will come with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 6.7-inch IPS LCD Full HD display.
The phone will also feature a quad camera setup on the back that consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a depth sensor, and a macro camera. That’s quite impressive for a phone with a price like this. It will also pack a 5,000mAh battery that should last you quite a while, along with support for 18W charging.
That being said, the phone seems to be only available in Taiwan at the moment and it is unclear if HTC has plans to bring it stateside.