HTC launched cell phones again in 2023 with the new U23 Pro model. This is the first release in the U series since 2020, when the U20 5G was introduced.
The new smartphone has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor as the main performance component. The chip was presented about a year ago, with a 4-nanometer architecture and frequencies of up to 2.4 GHz, promising to bring differentials from top-of-the-line models to intermediaries.
It will be sold in two configuration options, always with 256 GB of internal storage and support for expansion via micro SD. The difference is in the RAM, which can be 8 GB or 12 GB.
Its screen is 6.7 inches, with OLED technology and Full HD + resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. This panel still supports refresh rates up to 120 Hz, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection against physical shocks.
The HTC U23 Pro’s main camera is 108 MP, accompanied by an 8 MP ultrawide, 5 MP macro and 2 MP depth sensor. At the front, a 32 MP component is responsible for selfies and video calls.
The smartphone’s battery has a capacity of 4,600 mAh, with support for 30W recharges. 15W wireless charging is also available, as are reverse recharges.
Another highlight of the structure of the device is the presence of the 3.5 mm port for headphones, a feature less present in current premium intermediate devices. It even has IP67 certification against water and dust, and fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button.
The device’s operating system is Android 13, with the factory-installed VIVERSE application. It allows the device to be used seamlessly with the VIVE XR Elite headset, sold separately.
price and availability
The HTC U23 Pro will be sold in Coffee Black (black) and Snow White (white) colors, starting on June 5th and 18th, respectively. The official price of the device is US$ 550 (about R$ 2.7 thousand in direct conversion) for the 8 GB model, or US$ 585 (~R$ 2.9 thousand) for the 12 GB version.
In both cases, an HTC True Wireless Earbuds Plus phone will be offered as a gift to anyone who places an order in the pre-order phase.