The HTC Desire 19+ is coming to Europe... but it's not cheap

The HTC Desire 19+ is coming to Europe... but it's not cheap
The Desire 19+ was announced in early June as an exclusive for the Taiwanese market. But just two months later it appears HTC is preparing to launch the smartphone globally, and Europe’s the first to receive it (translated).

Set to be priced at €329 ($369), it’s fair to say the smartphone is far from cheap. The Desire 19+ is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P35, which is slightly more powerful than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630, and 4GB of RAM. In addition to this, 64GB of internal storage is present on the inside although microSD cards are supported. 

Externally, the smartphone doesn’t offer anything too special. HTC has equipped it with a 6.2-inch LCD panel which boasts a HD+ (1520 x 720p) resolution and is paired with relatively slim side bezels, a thicker chin, and a small waterdrop-like notch above that is home to a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The latter supports Face Unlock. While on the topic of cameras, it’s worth pointing out that the Desire 19+ also includes three sensors on the rear. The primary camera offers a 13-megapixel resolution while the second one is a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Completing the setup is an 8-megapixel camera which is paired with a super-wide-angle lens. 

As you’d expect from any 2019 smartphone, the HTC Desire 19+ ships with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box and the brand's custom Sense UI overlay. The smartphone also features a 3,850mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging

It’s unclear at this stage when the Desire 19+ will be available to purchase, but if you’re looking for a mid-range HTC smartphone, the Desire 19+ is an okay offering. However, do note that rival devices offer much better value for money. For example, Motorola’s Moto G7 Plus retails at €299 across Europe and is equipped with the speedier Snapdragon 636, a higher resolution display, stereo speakers, a better primary camera on the rear, and 27W fast charging. The only downsides are a smaller battery and the lack of a wide-angle camera.

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