07 August 2020
HTC has launched an entry-level Android phone, Wildfire R70 in India. HTC has launched in Thailand as well for budget-conscious users.
The HTC Wildfire R70 may not have any head-turning feature but it’s good to note that HTC has tried to stay in the competition by offering some trendy features like multiple cameras. The Wildfire R70 holds triple rear cameras, where the main sensor is 16MP with large 1.4µm pixels and bright f/1.75 aperture. The other two cameras are a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. These cameras are arranged vertically in a module and the fingerprint reader is placed near to the in a circular shape.
On the front, the Wildfire R70 carries an 8MP selfie camera and it can record 1080p video. The camera is housed in a teardrop notch on the display.
The HTC Wildfire R70 features a 6.53-inch LCD with 720p+ resolution and a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device does have a thin strip of bezel on the below edge. The overall design isn’t appealing, in fact, the specifications may not appeal to you. The device is carrying MediaTek Helio P23 chipset (8x A53, Mali-G71 MP2) and only 2GB RAM in the era where even the affordable phones are offering more memory. It offers 32GB onboard storage and you get an option to expand it further up to 256GB, which is a good thing. Also, it houses a 4,000mAH battery capacity and is charged at 10W via the microUSB port.
The Wildfire R70 is running Android 9 Pie and includes dual SIM slot with LTE support, 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and a 3.5mm headphone jack as connectivity options.
The price of the Wildfire R70 is not disclosed yet but considering the specs, it shouldn’t be too high. The device will be available in Aurora Blue and Night Black color options.