17 September 2019
Just a couple of days after the teaser release, HTC has marked its re-entry to the Indian smartphone market by launching the HTC Wildfire X. It is a mid-range smartphone with triple rear cameras but is not actually an HTC-made phone. The HTC brand has been licensed to China-based InOne Smart Technology in India. It is the same group which also holds licensing rights for using Lava branding.
Talking about the HTC Wildfire X, it is a good-looking smartphone with 3D OPVD mirror finish and back panel with Hyper Optical patterns. It sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch. Under the hood, it features an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There are two configuration variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage.
The highlight of the smartphone is its triple rear camera setup. It has a 12-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. This setup is capable of offering up to 2x lossless zoom and up to 5x digital zoom. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera.
The whole package is powered by a 3300mAh battery with 10W fast charging. It will be running HTC's custom skin based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. The device will come with an accessory called MyBuddy that is said to be helpful in tracking the phone's location and vice versa. It can further trigger a loud alarm, share live location with family/friends, and even share real-time audio and video of the surroundings.
The HTC Wildfire X has been priced at Rs. 9,999 for 3GB/32GB variant and Rs. 12,999 for 4GB/128GB variant. It is a Flipkart-exclusive offering with sales starting August 22nd. In a bid to attract buyers, the phone comes with six months of no questions asked accidental damage protection, one year's standard warranty, and a complimentary pickup and drop facility.