HTC is no longer the company that used to create headlines with every new launch. But that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese company from launching a new smartphone once in a while. HTC has quietly launched a new affordable smartphone in its home country, called HTC Desire 19s. Read on to find out everything you need know about the new device. Also Read - HTC plans its comeback with the help of new 4G and 5G devices
Desire 19s Pricing, availability
As mentioned, the HTC Desire 19s has launched in Taiwan with no word on an international availability. It carries a price tag of TWD$ 5,990 (approximately Rs 14,200) that won’t really burn a hole in your pockets. It is already on sale in Taiwan, and buyers can choose from Free Blue and Yashi Black color options. Also Read - HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset unveiled in India, pre-orders to begin soon
Going by the specifications list, there doesn’t seem to be anything special. It won’t set any comparison charts on fire either. What you get is a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720 pixels) resolution display with 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a waterdrop-style notch at the top. Also Read - Motorola One Action vs Realme 5 Pro vs HTC Wildfire X: Price in India, specifications and features compared
Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core chipset along with 3GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage on offer. This is also expandable using a microSD card. Making sure everything ticks is a 3,850mAh battery with charging via a USB Type-C port.
For photography, the smartphone equips a triple-camera setup at the back. This setup includes a 13-megapixel f/1.85 primary camera, and a 5-megapixel super-wide-angle f/2.2 camera. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera. For selfies, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor up front with f/2.0 aperture. The phone’s security is taken care of by a physical fingerprint sensor at the back.
The dual-SIM device also features 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and GPS. On the software front, it runs Android 9 Pie with Sense UI on top.