14 January 2021
Even though HTC is not the name in the smartphone market that it used to be, it keeps on releasing new devices from time to time. It most recently launched Desire 21 Pro 5G and now, it has announced a new budget device. The phone is called the Wildfire E lite and is part of the Wildfire E series.
The HTC Wildfire E lite sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display with bigger bezels on top and bottom. It neither has a notch nor punch-hole that we see commonly in modern smartphones. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio A20 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. There is a single configuration variant of 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage (microSD card support).
The back panel has a horizontal-aligned dual camera setup featuring an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel secondary camera sensor with f/2.0 and f/2.8 aperture respectively. The front camera on the phone is a 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlocking.
The whole package is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. It will be shipping with Android 10 (Go edition) which is a specialized Android version specifically meant for low-specced devices. HTC has priced the Wildfire E lite at ZAR 1,549 and RUB 7,790 in South Africa and Russia respectively.