For the first time in many years, HTC has reported revenue growth for two consecutive months. That’s a good excuse for the Taiwanese company to start the new year with a smartphone launch. Leaked several days ago, the Desire 21 Pro 5G silently made its debut in Taiwan early this week.As the name suggests, the Desire 21 Pro 5G is just a mid-range smartphone, although one that’s priced pretty high. Customers in Taiwan can pick this one up for the equivalent of roughly $430, MySmartPrice reports. Of course, the phone’s price in the US might be different, but we don’t know HTC’s plans regarding Desire 21 Pro 5G’s arrival in the States.
Specs-wise, HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G is quite decent for a mid-end device. The main highlight of the smartphone is probably the 48-megapixel quad-camera setup, which includes an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and two others for depth and macro. Also, the Desire 21 Pro 5G has a no less impressive 16-megapixel selfie snapper in the front.
On the inside, we’ve learned that HTC packed a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB expandable storage. The large 6.7-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display features support for 90Hz refresh rate, making it the first of its kind wearing HTC’s brand.
Unfortunately, HTC’s Desire 21 Pro 5G smartphone ships with Android 10 onboard. On the bright side, it does include a huge 5,000 mAh battery that features 18W charging support.