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HTC Desire 21 Pro with 90Hz Display, Snapdragon 690, and 48MP Quad Cameras Launched

Several images of the upcoming HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G surfaced earlier this month. And now, the handset has silently gone official in Taiwan. As the name goes, the device succeeds the Desire 20 Pro phone from last year.

HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G Specifications

The HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G flaunts a 6.7-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with a top-center positioned selfie camera hole. It is the first HTC phone to arrive with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone measures 167.1 x 78.1 x 9.4mm and it weighs 205 grams.

The Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform powers the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G. The Qualcomm chip was recently seen on phones like the OnePlus Nord N10 and LG K92 5G. The new Desire series smartphone also has 8 GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card.

HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G

While many brands are launching phones with the latest Android 11 OS, HTC’s latest offering comes with the older Android 10 OS. It has a 5,000mAh battery that carries support for up to 18W charging. The smartphone is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Flipping the device to its back reveals its quad camera system that includes a 48-megapixel main snapper, a 118-degree 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Placed on the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The device comes with usual connectivity features like dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

HTC Desire 21 Pro Price and Availability

 The HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G is priced at TWD$ 11,990 ($428) and it comes in colors like Star Blue and Fantasy Purple. There is no word on the availability of the Desire 21 Pro 5G outside Taiwan.

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