HTC Launches U19e and Desire 19+ Smartphones with Mid-range Specifications in Taiwan


HTC launched two new Android smartphones in its home market today. While the U19e is a mid-range smartphone featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, the Desire 19+ is the company’s first model to have a waterdrop notch screen and triple rear cameras.

HTC U19e Specifications, Price

The HTC U19e features a 6.0-inch display featuring 1080 x 2160 pixels Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. As mentioned above already, the first U-series smartphone launched by HTC this year runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is a microSD card slot as well for further storage expansion.

In terms of optics, the HTC U19e is equipped with a 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup on the back with the primary sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera is capable of shooting up to 4K resolution video and comes with a few AI enhancements as well. For selfies, the smartphone has a 24MP snapper on the front with an f/2.0 aperture. Some of the other key features of the smartphone include a 3930mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Ultrasound. Connectivity features supported by the new HTC smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Miracast, USB Type-C 3.1 with DisplayPort, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and 4G VoLTE. The HTC U19e has been priced at TWD 14,900 (INR 32,900 approx.). It will go on sale in Taiwan starting tomorrow, i.e. June 12. The smartphone comes in two colors: Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green.

HTC Desire 19+ Specifications, Price

In addition to the U19e, HTC also launched its first smartphone with a triple-lens camera setup in Taiwan today. Dubbed Desire 19+, the smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ waterdrop screen. It has a MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor under the hood, clubbed with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. At the rear is a triple-camera setup featuring a 13MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. The Desire 19+ also comes with a 16MP selfie camera on the front, supporting face unlock and beauty modes. It is fueled by a 3850mAh battery but lacks fast charging support. However, it does feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to the the U19e.

Like the HTC U19e, the Desire 19+ will ship with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box with the HTC Sense UI on top. HTC has priced the 4GB RAM + 64GB version of the phone at TWD 9,990 (INR 22,000 approx.), while the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant will cost TWD 10,990 (INR 24,200 approx.). The smartphone will be going on sale in Taiwan starting early next month via HTC as well as major e-commerce platforms in the country. In terms of color options, the Desire 19+ will be offered in Star Can Blue and Jasmine White options.