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Despite its faded glory, HTC hasn’t given up and has today unveiled a new phone. It has released the HTC Wildfire E3 – an entry-level smartphone with four cameras, a big battery and a Mediatek chipset.

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The Wildfire E3 runs on Helio P22 platform with octa-core CPU running at 2.0GHz. It has 3/4 GB RAM and two storage options – 64GB or 128GB, with up to 128GB more through a microSD slot.

The screen of the phone is a 6.5-inch LCD with HD+ resolution. There’s no room for the fingerprint scanner on the front, so the sensor made its way to the back.

HTC Wildfire E3 launched

Speaking about the back, the main camera setup includes a 13MP main shooter, an 8MP ultrawide-angle snapper and two 2MP sensors – one for macro images, another for portrait photos. The front-facing camera is also 13 MP, hidden behind a waterdrop notch.

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The phone comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, charged through the USB-C port. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac both on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, Dual LTE support. The OS is Android 10.

HTC Wildfire E3

HTC Wildfire E3 Specification

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, March 15
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, March

Design

  • Dimensions: 165.7 x 76.6 x 9 mm (6.52 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.52 inches, 104.4 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~264 ppi density)
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Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide), PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Charging 10W

HTC Wildfire E3 Price and Availability

The HTC Wildfire E3 comes in two colors – Blue or Black. It is currently listed at the Russian retailer Citilink, but pricing and availability are yet to be revealed.

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