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Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, was onetime a power-house of the smartphone market. However, in recent years, the company’s smartphone business became almost extinct. Well, after several months of no new device, the manufacturer has finally released a new smartphone called HTC Wildfire R70. This re-opens the Wildfire series.

This new smartphone is an entry-level device that focuses on Thailand and India. HTC Wildfire R70 comes with a 6.53-inch HD + resolution waterdrop screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. Under the hood, we have a MediaTek Helio P23 processor. This chip uses TSMC’s 16nm manufacturing process and it has eight A53 cores, Mali-G71 MP2 dual-core, and 770MHz frequency. This smartphone also boasts of 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB.

HTC WILDFIRE R70
HTC WILDFIRE R70

In the photography department, HTC Wildfire R70 uses a triple rear camera setup. It has 16MP main camera + two 2MP / depth-of-field cameras. On the front, this device uses an 8MP camera. Other specifications include 4000 mAh battery, 10W charging, rear fingerprint recognition, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro-USB interface.

HTC Wildfire R70 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, February 27
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, March

Design

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  • Dimensions: 163.2 x 77.8 x 8.9 mm (6.43 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colours: Aurora Blue, Night black
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~82.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~263 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 9 (Pie)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6763 Helio P23 (16 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 16 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1.4µm, PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
HTC WILDFIRE R70
HTC WILDFIRE R70

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Battery charging 10W
HTC Wildfire R70 in Aurora Blue and Night black
HTC Wildfire R70 in Aurora Blue and Night black

HTC Wildfire R70 Price and Availability

The Wildfire R70 will come in Aurora Blue and Night Black. Again, its price tag will be revealed soon.

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