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HTC Desire 21 Pro launched with Snapdragon 690, 5000mAh battery and more

In a surprising turn of events, HTC unveiled silently its new smartphone called HTC Desire 21 Pro, a mid-range smartphone with 5G support.

Notably, HTC launched the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G in its native Taiwan. We assume that the device will not reach other areas.

HTC updated the Official Taiwanese websiteWhich gives us all the details related to the specifications of the device and its price.

Design speaking, HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G comes with a familiar HTC design. The screen on the device is a 6.7 inch Full HD + LCD panel with a hole punch in the center.

The screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels and it has a refresh rate of 90Hz. The center hole houses a 16MP selfie camera.

On the back, HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G features a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth lens for capturing selfies.

Under the hood, HTC Desire 21 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC. This is paired with 8GB of RAM and offers 128GB of storage space expandable via microSD card.

HTC Desire 21 Pro has a 5000 mAh battery and runs Android 10

The smartphone has a powerful battery capacity of 5000 mAh that supports fast charging of 18W. Sadly, it comes with Android 10 out of the box and not the current Android 11 OS. Yes, there’s a dedicated HTC cover on top, too.

With connectivity features, Desire 21 Pro offers 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS. The fingerprint scanner is housed inside the gold-plated power button. As mentioned earlier, the phone is currently available for pre-order in Taiwan only.

Besides, there is no word on its global release. According to the official website, the phone will be available in blue and purple colors, but it will not be shipped until January 21, 2021. The price of the device was set at 11,990 Taiwan dollars, or nearly 430 dollars.

The converted price does not justify the device’s specifications. Therefore, we assume that the price will hopefully be much lower in other parts of the world.

While it is good to see HTC make some efforts to return to the smartphone market, it needs to be more aggressive in the current situation of the smartphone market.

As other OEMs launch new smartphones, left, right, and center, HTC also needs to adopt a similar policy. Since the company has left the flagship smartphone space, it has to focus on the budget segment.

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