29 May 1402 at 14:34
HTC U23 Pro is the new Taiwanese mid-range phone. HTC U23 Pro uses a 108 megapixel camera and a 120 Hz display. Can the Taiwanese middle class overcome the flood of Chinese phones and reach users?
Do you remember HTC? This Taiwanese brand was once considered one of the giants of the smartphone market and had close competition with Samsung. However, these days nothing but a lifeless ghost is left of it. HTC has not been in the flagship phone market for years, and the last time was in 2020 when it launched the first U series phone, the HTC U20 5G. Now, after a few years, we see the introduction of HTC U23 Pro. Can HTC’s new mid-ranger attract the positive opinion of buyers?
Technical specifications and price of HTC U23 Pro
Let’s start the list of specifications from the display. Where we are with a 6.7-inch old panel with FHD+ quality and 120 Hz refresh rate. To prevent scratches and shock resistance, a layer of Victus Gorilla Glass is placed on the screen. The screen has relatively narrow edges and in its upper part we see a small hole for the 32 megapixel selfie camera.
Since the HTC U23 Pro is a mid-range phone, the manufacturer has placed the fingerprint sensor in the power button. However, the use of an optical sensor under the display could make the HTC U23 Pro a more attractive option for users. Especially since these days optical sensors do not have the previous problems in terms of speed and accuracy.
At the heart of the new HTC product is the 1st generation Snapdragon 7 chipset, which can definitely handle all programs and most heavy games. According to the chosen model, this powerful chip will be placed next to 8 or 12 GB of RAM. 12 GB RAM is more suitable for people who want to run several programs at the same time and frequently switch between them.
You will have a 256 GB memory for storing information. However, if this amount is not enough, you can get a memory card; Because the HTC U23 Pro has a special slot for a memory card in the SIM card tray. On the back of the device, we see a rectangular camera island, which is largely reminiscent of the design of last year’s Samsung phones.
There are 4 sensors and a flash in this part. The camera composition of HTC U23 Pro includes a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. A combination that can be seen in many mid-range phones these days, and it can be said that except for the main camera, the others are largely advertising.
HTC has equipped its new phone with Android 13; But there is no news about the details of the software support and the number of updates that will be released for it in the future. We are not aware of how different the HTC U23 Po user interface is from raw Android; But the manufacturer has announced that the phone will come with the VIVERSE app and is also compatible with the VIVE XR mixed reality headset.
The task of keeping this set on is a 4600 mAh battery. This battery supports 30W wired charging, 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. HTC has followed the path of Samsung, Sony, Apple and Nokia in this field and cannot compete with Chinese mid-ranges in terms of charging speed.
Other technical specifications of HTC U23 Pro include support for 5G network, Wi-Fi 6 and 3.5 mm headphone jack. This phone will be available in white and black. The manufacturer has set a price of $550 for the version equipped with 8 GB of RAM and plans to release the 12 GB model at a price of $585. A range in which there are attractive phones such as Galaxy A73.
Do you think HTC can revive its name in the market with the U23 Pro model? Do you want to buy this phone?