Can you remember when was the last time you got genuinely excited about a freshly announced or upcoming HTC smartphone? How about the last time you actually met someone who was (unironically) rocking a Desire or U-series device as a daily driver?
Before you start comparing this thing with various low-cost Android phones available stateside, you should know HTC is only selling the Desire 20+ in its domestic market for the time being, with no plans for a Western release unveiled at the moment and official US sales feeling highly unlikely.
On the bright side, the main reason why this thing is so chunky is that it packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery. Combined with a frugal screen and an octa-core Snapdragon 720G processor, that juicer should be able to keep the lights on for a couple of days of work on a single charge while supporting decent 15W speeds.
Another good thing about the HTC Desire 20+ is that it retains the good old fashioned headphone jack, while the 48 + 5 + 2 + 5MP quad rear-facing camera system doesn’t look half bad on paper either. Of course, we’d have to take it for a spin out in the real world to see what it can actually do, which is unlikely to ever happen.
But perhaps the more important question is whether or not any of you would be interested in picking up this device at around $300 with Android 10 pre-installed, as well as 6 gigs of memory and 128 gigs of internal storage space in tow. How about it, guys and gals? Do you think HTC stands a chance of ever returning into the Western spotlight with these types of mid-range efforts?