17 September 2019
HTC as a smartphone brand has been struggling for quite a long time now. It has tried various ways with the hopes of fortunes changing for good but nothing has been fruitful yet. Although it did report positive financial reports for the past quarter, the actual situation is currently far from being good. In the meantime, a new report has emerged revealing that HTC has a new budget smartphone in making.
This new phone is said to be called the HTC Wildfire E and if this sounds familiar, it is because of the HTC Wildfire S smartphone (pictured above) from 2011. It seems like the company wants to revive the lineup that has been dead for five years now. There is no information on the design yet but since it will be a budget device, you should not get your hopes too high.
The HTC Wildfire E will be sporting a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it will be having an octa-core Unisoc SC9863 processor with four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.6GHz and other four same cores at 1.2GHz. The processor will be coupled by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It should be having a microSD card expansion support as well.
The good thing is that it will be coming with a dual rear camera setup like the current trend. It is reported to have 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras where the second sensor is meant for adding depth effects. On the front panel, it will have a 5-megapixel sensor to capture selfies and take video calls. The whole package is powered by a 3,000mAh battery to keep the lights on.
Other details related to pricing and availability are currently unknown. If the device actually exists, we should be hearing more in the coming weeks.