HTC is back in the UK with the launch of the sub-£270 Desire 20 Pro

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HTC Desire 20 Pro with four cameras, SD665 and a large HD display comes to Europe for €279/£269.

HTC used a virtual event in Poland last week to launch the HTC Desire 20 Pro in Europe, which also marks a return in the UK for the phone maker that was perhaps on of the most important players in getting Android off the ground and to where it is today.

While the handset has ‘Pro’ in its title, this is very much a mid-range phone with a Snapdragon 665 4G chipset, but gets the Pro moniker from having a quad-camera setup, a large 6.5-inch full HD display (90.5% screen-to-body ratio) and a very impressive 5,000mAh battery.

The phone is available to buy in Poland, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and the UK from €279/£269 via HTC.com and comes in Onyx Black, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

The HTC Desire 20 Pro also sports a 3.5mm headphone socket, and expandable memory storage via microSDXC cards.

“We’re excited to bring HTC Desire 20 Pro to Europe. It combines a brilliant camera experience with a bright and crisp display, and people can enjoy living in the moment without worrying about running out of power thanks to the large battery. It’s a well-balanced smartphone which allows you to capture the world you see and experience it as you want to.”

Graham Wheeler, General Manager, HTC EMEA

With a total of five cameras, the HTC Desire 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel primary camera (f/1.8), ultra-wide camera, telephoto camera and a depth-sensor for bokeh effects. The fifth camera is the front-facing 25-megapixel snapper. The phone can capture 4K video.

With the late 5,000mAh battery, the phone can offer 27 hours of uninterrupted video playback, 25 hours of browsing, and 156 hours of continuous audio play.

HTC Desire 20 Pro Specifications

ColorOnyx Black
Size162 x 77 x 9.4 mm
Weight201g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 665
RAM / ROM6GB / 128GB + microSDXC expansion
Battery5,000 mAh
SIM cardDual 4G SIM (nano)
Display6.5″ (19.5:9)
FHD + 1080 x 2340
Rear Cameras48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera25MP
2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G UMTS850/900/1900/2100 (B1/B2/B5/B8); HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
4GBands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat 13 (390/150Mbps)
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5GHz) – Wi-Fi 5
BluetoothBluetooth 5
NFCYes

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