HTC unveiled the U23 Pro smartphone, renderings of it a few days before the announcement appeared in the web. The HTC U23 Pro has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen (2400 × 1080 pixels) with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the screen from damage. At the top of the screen, in the center, there is a hole for a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture (f/2.0) and an optical format of 1/1.28-inch.
The smartphone is based on a 2.4 GHz octa-core 4 nm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor with Adreno 644 graphics accelerator, along with a Snapdragon X62 5G modem that offers download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps. RAM is 8 or 12 GB, flash drive capacity is 256 GB. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card slot.
On the rectangular bar of the back panel there is a block with four cameras, including a 108-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and support for optical stabilization, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) with a 118˚ field of view (optical format – 1/1.4 inch), as well as a 5-megapixel macro camera (f/2.4) and a 2-megapixel sensor for measuring scene depth (f/2.4).
HTC U23 Pro comes preinstalled with Android 13 and HTC Vive’s signature Metaverse app, VIVERSE. The smartphone is compatible with the VIVE XR Elite mixed reality headset, sold separately.
The U23 Pro has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. The power source is a 4600 mAh battery that supports 30W wired charging and 15W wireless charging. The device also supports reverse wireless charging. The smartphone’s specifications also include Wi-Fi 6 wireless adapter, Bluetooth 5.2, a GPS receiver, a USB Type-C port, an NFC module, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The HTC U23 Pro is available in Black (Coffee Black) and White (Muxer White) for $552 for the 8/256 GB model. The version of the smartphone with 12/256 GB of storage costs $ 585.