Despite selling much of its smartphone team to Google a few years ago, Taiwanese device maker HTC has continued building phones… particularly weird ones like the HTC Exodus line of blockchain smartphones.

The new HTC Desire 19s is little less weird… unless you consider the fact that HTC is still in the phone business to be weird.

It’s a relatively cheap phone with a set of features that used to be reserved for flagships including a waterdrop-style notch, a 3-camera setup on the back of the phone, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor.

The Desire 19s is available in Taiwan for just under $200. There’s no word in or or when you’ll be able to pick one up in other regions.

The phone doesn’t have as much memory or storage as most modern flagships, but it does have a microSD card reader for removable storage. And it has a fairly large battery.

Here’s a run-down of some key specs:

  • 6.2 inch, 1520 x 720 pixel IPS display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage + microSD card reader
  • 13MP primary + 5MP ultrawide + 5MP depth cameras
  • 16MP front camera
  • 3,850 mAh battery
  • 10W charging (USB Type-C
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM, dual standby
  • Android 9.0 with HTC Sense

HTC may not be in the flagship phone business anymore. But there’s something nice about knowing that the company that built my favorite PDA 15 years ago is still in the mobile space.

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7 replies on “HTC Desire 19s is an inexpensive triple-camera smartphone”

  1. Looks good with the specs. I believe with Helio P22 processor, this should fall in budget segment in India.

      1. I was also a big fan of the Axim series. I had the X50. Used it to play old Sierra adventure games on ScummVM, and the old port of Age of Empires. I still keep my HTC Tytn around to play those.

        1. got an Axim x50v sitting in my drawer right beside me. Just can’t bring myself to throw it out. Bought one for me and one for my wife going to vet school. loved that thing.

  2. Seems decent for $200. I’m guessing there’s a bigger market for this than a blockchain phone.

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