The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, has confirmed that it will soon launch its new model, the HTC U23 Pro, on May 18. Earlier this week, images of the smartphone were leaked on a Taiwanese message board, which hinted at its design elements and specifications. The phone will be launched globally, and it is said to have a 120Hz AMOLED display panel, an octa-core Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, and a 108-megapixel primary sensor. As per the teaser, the device will also be compatible with HTC’s Viverse VR platform.
What We Know About the HTC U23 Pro
Design and Colours
The leaked images suggest that the HTC U23 Pro will come in three colours, including silver, light green and purple. The device features a quad rear camera unit located in a rectangular camera module on the top left corner of the back panel. There is also an LED flash unit beside the camera sensors for better picture quality. The smartphone is seen having narrow side bezels with slightly wide side and top bezels.
Display and Camera
As per the leak, the HTC U23 Pro features a 120Hz AMOLED display panel, which ensures smooth visuals without lag and offers a vibrant colour gamut. The phone’s quad rear camera unit could feature a 108-megapixel primary sensor that provides high-quality pictures and videos with sharp details and vivid colours.
Specifications and Battery Life
The HTC U23 Pro is expected to come with Android 13 and be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, which promises faster processing speed and smoother multitasking. Leaks also suggest that the device will have a 4,600mAh battery unit that offers long-lasting battery life. Additionally, using USB Type-C, it could support fast charging for quick battery refills.
HTC U23 Pro’s Compatibility with Viverse VR Platform
The smartphone is said to be compatible with HTC’s Viverse VR platform, but details surrounding its implementation have not been revealed yet. It could support new gaming features, live streaming videos, and other applications with a more immersive experience.
HTC’s Comeback to the Smartphone Market
The launch of the HTC U23 Pro marks the brand’s comeback to the smartphone market. HTC has not been active in the phone segment in recent years, except for launching a few budget-centric models like the HTC Wildfire E2 Play in select African markets. It is expected that the HTC U23 Pro could offer a direct competition with popular brands like Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus.
With the upcoming launch of the HTC U23 Pro, the Taiwanese manufacturer seems to have upped its game to provide customers with a premium smartphone experience. The device’s high-end specifications and features, along with the compatibility of the Viverse VR platform, may help it stand out in the crowded smartphone market. The HTC U23 Pro is expected to be available in the market soon after the launch.