Months have passed that brought about words that provided rumors, leaks, and speculations about HTC. After that much hype, the company is finally making an announcement on not just one, but two devices at the same time—the HTC Desire 20 Pro and HTC U20 5G.

While HTC fans across the globe may find delight that their favorite manufacturer has something to offer for this year, they might the news a little dismaying as the proclaimed developing products are exclusive only in Taiwan.

Despite the disappointing news, let us still take a look at the products from both similarity and contrasting perspective.

HTC U20 5G and HTC Desire 20 Pro Similar Features

Both the Desire 20 Pro and the U20 5G are definitely siblings from the same company given some similarities that make one quite resembling of the other. This likeness is nowhere more obvious than the physical layout that both devices somewhat shares, with little nuances based on size and rear panel polish.

Looking into the paper, another major resemblance between the two devices are the rear quad cameras that gives both array an identical set of megapixels per lens—48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide angle, and 2-megapixels receptively on both macro lens and depth sensor.

Both display panels are also going to be running at a refresh rate of 90Hz.


HTC also appears to be beefing up both devices’ batteries with a 5000 mAh one, capable of fast charging thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge. Both devices also will feature a USB Type-C port for charging.

What’s different?

What is the point of branding two products uniquely if they will not have contrasting features? Essentially also distinct from one another, both the Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G will embody elements that are diverse from each other as best seen on paper.

Size and weight makes for two of the foremost differences one would notice if comparing both devices at the paper description level. As it appears, the U20 5G is the larger of the two at 6.8 inches versus the Desire 20 Pro at 6.5 inches. The U20 5G is significantly weightier, too, at 215.5g versus the Desire 20 Pro’s 201g.


Specifications-wise, the U20 5G is the beefier of the two as well which comes with a better processor with Snapdragon 765G, bigger RAM at 8GB, greater storage capacity at 256GB, 4G/5G connectivity, and a better megapixel camera at 42MP. The specifications substantially contrast Desire 20 Pro’s Snapdragon 665, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage capacity, only 4G connectivity, and 32-megapixel camera.

Surprisingly, though, Desire 20 Pro has a 2.5mm headphone jack which the U20 5G is conspicuously missing.

Pricing and Release Date

The HTC Desire 20 Pro will be launched in Taiwan on June 17, 2020 at a price tag that is equivalent to USD 300 (~Php15,000). Meanwhile, the HTC U20 5G is still under development and therefore comes with no information regarding actual launch date and pricing.

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