Introducing, HTC’s new U19e and Desire 19+ smartphones

HTC last week announced a surprise event for today, where they’ve announced two new phones — the HTC U19e and the Desire 19+.

As was expected at this event, HTC focused on launching mid-tier phones, not a new flagship. The U19e is actually a higher tier mid-range phone, designed to compete in the space that the Google Pixel 3a is in.

On the other hand, you have the Desire 19+, which is essentially just your average mid-tier phone.

With the U19e, yo get a 6-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The lights are kept on by a 3,930 mAh battery.

There’s a pretty impressive camera setup as well — a dual 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel shooter. It’s running Android 9.

The HTC Desire 19+ is still a pretty nice unit, giving you a 6.2-inch display, a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, 4 or 6 gigabytes of RAM, and then a big 3,850mAh battery. The camera setup is quite nice, with a 16-megapixel camera on the front.

Around the back, you get at triple lens setup — a 13-megapixel primary unit, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and a 5-megapixel depth camera.

The HTC U19e will launch tomorrow for $475 in Taiwan, with the Desire 19+ launching in Taiwan sometime in July. There is currently no information on expanding market availability.