06 January 2021
HTC silently launched the Desire 21 Pro 5G, its new mid-range 5G smartphone. HTC didn’t make any official announcement but the phone can be seen on the company’s official website for Taiwan. The listing reveals all the details, including specifications, price, and availability.
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G features a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1080x2400 pixels resolution, supporting 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10 content. It is powered by Snapdragon 690 processor supporting 5G connectivity and is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, expandable via microSD card.
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G is rocking four cameras on the back. All these camera sensors and the dual-LED flash are sitting inside a rectangular module. On the front, the punch-hole at the top center is carrying a 16MP selfie camera.
The HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G has a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide one with f/2.2 aperture, and two more 2MP sensors, one used for a macro shot, while the other provide depth information. There is a 5,000mAh battery capacity that supports QC 4.0+ fast charging of up to 18W.
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G runs Android 10 out-of-the-box. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side inside the power button.
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G is priced at TWD 11,990 (~$430) and currently available for pre-order in Taiwan. It is currently unknown if the device is coming to other regions as well.
HTC is at a steady pace when it comes to launching new smartphones. The company is majorly focusing on virtual reality gears and has been investing heavily in this segment. The last phone it launched was Desire 20+ back in October 2020.