HTC’s lost relevancy in the last couple of years, the last release, the latest U20 5G didn’t exactly help to make a turnaround. However, they are still releasing new phones in 2021, and some of them are very likable and interesting. Now, HTC is introducing the new Desire 21 Pro 5G, a mid-range device that packs a fair amount of power for the money.
The new Desire 21 Pro 5G centers on a 6.7-inch, 1080p display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Powered by a Snapdragon 690 chip and 8GB of RAM, with a 5,000mAh battery and 128GB of expandable storage.
On the camera side, it will include a 48MP primary cam, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. A 16MP hole-punch camera provides selfies at the front. Software isn’t HTC’s strong suit as the phone still ships with Android 10.
HTC is selling the Desire 21 Pro 5G for $428. It might not offer as much raw value as a device like the Pixel 4a or OnePlus Nord, but the combination of features might give it an edge. The challenge may simply be to buy one.