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HTC Announces the Plus Variant of the HTC Desire 20 smartphone in Taiwan

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A few months ago, HTC announced the HTC Desire 20 Pro in Taiwan. Not long after that, the brand unveiled its first 5G-ready device as well, the HTC U20 5G.

The HTC Desire 20 Pro officially rolled out in Europe in August. Now, the tech giant has unveiled a new handset called the HTC Desire 20 Plus.

The firm disclosed the news in its home country. As the name suggests, the smartphone will debut as a higher variant of the earlier announced HTC Desire 20.

The HTC Desire 20 Plus houses a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that produces an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The screen also offers the user with a 20:9 aspect ratio.

The device has a dimension of 164.9 x 75.7 x 9mm, and it weighs 203 grams.

On the front side, the Plus variant of the Desire 20 features a 16-megapixel sensor, which supports HDR and full HD video recording.

The phone sports a rectangular camera module at the top-left corner of the rear panel. The module includes a 48-megapixel primary shooter, an ultrawide 5-megapixel lens with 115° FOV, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

The quad-camera system on the Desire 20 Plus comes with dual-LED flash, and it supports features like video recording in 4K, HDR, time-lapse photography, and AI scene detection.

The Snapdragon 720G mobile platform chipset powers the device. Alongside the processor is 6GB of RAM. It offers the user with an internal storage space of 128GB, and it also features a dedicated MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.

The Desire 20 Plus comes loaded with the Android 10 OS. It relies on a 5,000mAh battery, which has support for Quick Charge 4.0 rapid charging technology, for its backup.

For security, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone is positioned a few inches from the camera module.

The phone supports the usual connectivity features such as dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

In Taiwan, the HTC Desire 20 Plus carries a price tag of TWD 8,490 (~$295). The handset will arrive in colour options such as dawn orange and twilight black.

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