Brace yourself for HTC’s return…but temper your expectations. HTC recently introduced an Android smartphone, and it’s an entry-level model.
HTC, the iconic Taiwanese brand of Android, played a key role in the development of Google’s mobile operating system.
Indeed, HTC designed the first androphone, the HTC T-Mobile G1, also known as the HTC Dream. The brand was also a pioneer in the Nexus range, phones developed in partnership with Google.
Unfortunately, HTC struggled and gradually lost its market share until it was divided into several divisions. On one side, HTC Vive, and on the other, the smartphone part, sold to Google. Nevertheless, HTC continued to design smartphones in Taiwan, including a blockchain smartphone named Exodus.
A discreet return
Recently, HTC introduced the Wildfire E2 Play, an entry-level Android smartphone. With a 6.82-inch IPS LCD screen and 720p definition, this smartphone is equipped with a relatively weak ARM Unisoc T606 chip, and only compatible with 4G.
In terms of photography, the Wildfire E2 Play packs a 48-megapixel rear camera, accompanied by two 2-megapixel cameras. Sold at 200 euros, this smartphone offers nothing surprising, which is unfortunate for fans of the brand.
HTC has been able to design innovative smartphones, such as the HTC Desire, the Google Nexus One and the HTC Wildfire. The Wildfire E2 Play marks a timid return for the brand, which is struggling to regain its place in the smartphone market. Let’s hope that HTC will be able to bounce back and surprise us again with innovative and high-performance products.
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